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Probability and Polygons

Is there any special name in math for probability dealing with polygons?

I mean questions like: Three vertices are chosen from the seven vertices of a regular 7-sided polygon. What is the probability that they form the vertices of an isosceles triangle?

Where can I get these types of probability problems for practice?

Note by Rajath Krishna R
4 years, 3 months ago

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You mean geometric probability?

Gopinath No - 4 years, 3 months ago

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The specific question given is a standard probability question in a geometric setting.

The type is not Geometric Probability, which calculates probability in terms of length / area / volume.

While it could be considered as "geometric probability" where we count the number of points in which a condition is satisfied, that is not standard usage.

Calvin Lin Staff - 4 years, 3 months ago

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Ah yes! Thanks for the clarification. I think I missed out to read "regular".

Gopinath No - 4 years, 3 months ago

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Yeah........where can I get questions in the net for practice? I'm preparing for KVPY and I've seen questions based and this in previous year question papers.....

Rajath Krishna R - 4 years, 3 months ago

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Usually from math forums, and some puzzle sites I guess..

Gopinath No - 4 years, 3 months ago

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