# SOLUTION: A stick of Length L is broken at a random point that is equally likely along the length of the stick. What is the probability that the longer piece is more than twice as long as th

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Probability-and-statistics Question 523966: A stick of Length L is broken at a random point that is equally likely along the length of the stick. What is the probability that the longer piece is more than twice as long as the shorter piece?Answer by edjones(7569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If it is broken anywhere but the middle third or the boundary of the middle third then one piece will be more than twice as long as the other. Probability: 0.666666666... or less than 2/3 . Ed