A probability problem.

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A probability problem.

Postby conrado.math » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:41 pm

I saw yesterday in this forum a discussion on a problem that asked to determine what's the probability of choosing three points x,y,z\in[0,1] such that yz\leq x. The answer is \frac{3}{4} and there is a number of ways of finding it. I'd like to propose another problem similar to this. It's from Shiryaev's classic book Probability.

Problem: What is the probability of choosing four points on the unit sphere \mathbb S^2 such that the center of the sphere is contained in the region delimited by the (not necessarily regular) tetrahedron whose vertices are these four points?

I believe anyone who solves this problem will find the one mentioned above quite trivial...

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Re: A probability problem.

Postby diogenes » Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:49 am

hmmm...tricky problem.

Any hints :wink:

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