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Perpendiculars Picking Probability (Posted on 2005-11-24) Difficulty: 3 of 5
You choose a random point, uniformly, within an equilateral triangle.

What's the average distance to the three sides?

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Answer Comment 5 of 5 |
The average distance to the sides is approximately 0.2887  times the side of the triangle.

Edited on October 3, 2008, 5:58 am
  Posted by K Sengupta on 2008-10-03 02:42:58

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