If a stick is broken at two random points, what is the probability it will form a triangle? This question, called the broken stick problem, first appeared about 150 years ago in an examination at Cambridge University. It attracted the interest of 19th century French probabilists, and more recently was popularized by Martin Gardner. Learn about this classic problem and its applications in mathematics.
Come join us for this interactive talk from 2-3:30pm at UTD. SLC 2.303
**Please Note – To register for this year’s AMC 8 test which will be held at 6pm on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, it must be done in person at the Metroplex Math Circle. The fee is $10/test and this date is the first registration opportunity. Please bring exact change.