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Ants on a triangle (Posted on 2002-11-20) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Three ants are arranged on vertices of a triangle, one ant to a vertex. At some moment, all the ants begin crawiling along the sides of the triangel. Each one crawls along one of the two sides that connect to the vertex it is sitting on, with an equal probability of picking either.

Assuming that all the ants move with an equal speed, and that they keep crawling forever in the same direction along the triangle, what are the odds that no two will collide?

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Rating: 2.8000 (10 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
SolutionProblem SolutionK Sengupta2007-05-28 13:36:57
answerK Sengupta2007-05-28 13:35:50
SolutionI dont like ants. They bite me.Lewis2003-07-24 07:58:45
re(3): Just picking at the words =PJonathan2003-03-19 06:03:33
the solutionJonathan2003-03-19 06:01:21
re(2): Just picking at the words =PAeternus2002-11-26 00:46:21
A strange thing for an ant to do...riz2002-11-21 15:13:50
re: Just picking at the words =Plevik2002-11-21 05:38:10
Some ThoughtsJust picking at the words =PAeternus2002-11-21 04:35:13
re: Answer?friedlinguini2002-11-21 02:41:09
SolutionAnswer?Dulanjana2002-11-21 02:38:05
No Subjectmaverick2002-11-20 22:19:28
SolutionNo SubjectTomM2002-11-20 17:33:30
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