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    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?


    Thank you in advance for any advice.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by hyungju2012 View Post
    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 (0.5,0.5) is interior to x^2+y^2=1 but it is not in the set of points that makeup the circle.
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    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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