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 Question 37060This question is from textbook Geometry-reasoning applying measuring : The midpoint of line segment JK is M. What is the probability that a randomly selected point on line segment JK is closer to M than to J or to K?This question is from textbook Geometry-reasoning applying measuring Answer by stanbon(60778)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The midpoint of line segment JK is M. What is the probability that a randomly selected point on line segment JK is closer to M than to J or to K? Draw the picture: a line segment with end points J and K Put the midpt M in the center of JK Put "A" half-way between J and M Put "B" half-way between M and K All the points between A and B are closer to M than to J or K. But segment AB is 1/2 of JK Probability of a random point being a point of AB is 1/2 Cheers, Stan H.