(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A piece of string is cut into two pieces at a randomly selected point. What is the probability that the longer piece is at leastxtimes as long as the shorter piece?

2. Relevant equations

none

3. The attempt at a solution

everyone in my family tried, but we couldn't figure it out.

this problem is strange, because usually probability deals with picking something out of a sum total.

thanks for any help

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# Homework Help: Math Brainteaser

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