What is the probability that P1 is closer to Q than P2 ?

• Dec 14th 2012, 04:03 AM
hyungju2012
What is the probability that P1 is closer to Q than P2 ?
Hello,

Can you help me to solve the probability problem in the figure?

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• Dec 14th 2012, 05:05 AM
Plato
Re: What is the probability that P1 is closer to Q than P2 ?
Quote:

Originally Posted by hyungju2012
Can you help me to solve the probability problem in the figure?
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I find this question poorly worded. When it says "in a circle" does it mean on the disk bounded by the circle? Or does it mean a point in the set of points in the actual circle?

For example \$\displaystyle (0.5,0.5)\$ is interior to \$\displaystyle x^2+y^2=1\$ but it is not in the set of points that makeup the circle.
• Dec 14th 2012, 06:07 PM
hyungju2012
Re: What is the probability that P1 is closer to Q than P2 ?
I have clarified the problem description according to the comment form Plato.

I appreciate Plato for the helpful comment.

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