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Strike a Chord (..Any Chord) (Posted on 2003-10-09) Difficulty: 4 of 5
What is the probability that a randomly drawn chord will be longer than the radius of the circle?

Prove it.

No Solution Yet Submitted by DJ    
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re: An elegant solution | Comment 19 of 51 |
(In reply to An elegant solution by Bryan)

This problem is a variation of "Bertrand's Paradox". There are three ways of generating random chords, all of which give different probabilities.
  Posted by Brian Smith on 2003-10-13 09:46:13

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