There is a
Putnam session at 11:30 - 12:20 on Tuesday, Oct. 8 in HH 207.
We will look at the solutions to the two problems I posted
at the information session:
Given a 1 x 3 rectangle, make two straight cuts and reassemble
as a square.
What is the probability that three random numbers chosen from
[0,1] represent the side lengths of a triangle? Assume a
uniform distribution on [0,1].
will also look at some Putnam problems related to probability
calculations. Take a look at: 2001 A2, 2002 B1 and 1993
B2. For extra fun, look at 1993 B3.