Three points are chosen at random inside a square. Each point is chosen by choosing a random x-coordinate and a random y-coordinate.
A triangle is drawn with the three random points as the vertices. What is the probability that the center of the square is inside the triangle?
I've been before, and suspected right away that the math is too difficult for me (and probably any of us) to do analytically.
Here's a url that investigates the whole problem:
The general solution for any (x,y) in the unit square (not just the center) is an ugly expression that involves the natural log, but the logarithmic terms drop out when x = y = 1/2, so it could conceivably evaluate to 1/4 (Charlie's number).
I'll be very interested if anybody finds an analytic solution for the special case where the point of interest is the center.