Triangle Inscribed-Triangle Picking

Authors: Arman Maesumi

Given a triangle ABC, the average area of an inscribed triangle RST whose vertices are uniformly distributed on BC, CA and AB, is proven to be one-fourth of the area of ABC. The average of the square of the area of RST is shown to be one-twelfth of the square of the area of ABC, and the average of the cube of the ratio of the areas is 5/144. A Monte Carlo simulation confirms the theoretical results, as well as a Maxima program which computes the exact averages.

Comments: 5 Pages.

Download: PDF

Submission history

[v1] 2017-03-28 19:09:13

Unique-IP document downloads: 60 times is a pre-print repository rather than a journal. Articles hosted may not yet have been verified by peer-review and should be treated as preliminary. In particular, anything that appears to include financial or legal advice or proposed medical treatments should be treated with due caution. will not be responsible for any consequences of actions that result from any form of use of any documents on this website.

Add your own feedback and questions here:
You are equally welcome to be positive or negative about any paper but please be polite. If you are being critical you must mention at least one specific error, otherwise your comment will be deleted as unhelpful.

comments powered by Disqus