What is the probability that a randomly drawn chord will be longer than the radius of the circle?
This problem is known as "Bertrand problem" and has 3 solutions:
1. as Bryan said: p=2/3 in case the hazard refers to the angle of the chord
2. as np_rt said: √3/2 in case the hazard refers to the distance between the chord and the center of the circle
3. as Benjamin said: 3/4 in case the hazard refers to the positioning of the center of the chord in the circle.
It is correct to place this problem in "paradox".
Posted by luminita
on 2004-01-05 03:58:47