1. ## land problem

I have a plan that shows a plot of land split into two unequal sizes.

In total the plot measures 348 feet long.
One parcel measures 246 feet, the other 102 feet.
Also on the plan is a figure, all it says is 123.51 (the dot being raised)
I maintain that this figure is just the ratio of the larger parcel against the smaller: 246:102 = 123:51. Others say that it is a measurement if feet and that it is pure coincidence that it happens to be the ratio of the land.

I have been attempting to calculate the probability of this number appearing as a coincidence.

Any ideas how?

Robins

2. Originally Posted by robins
I have a plan that shows a plot of land split into two unequal sizes.

In total the plot measures 348 feet long.
One parcel measures 246 feet, the other 102 feet.
Also on the plan is a figure, all it says is 123.51 (the dot being raised)
I maintain that this figure is just the ratio of the larger parcel against the smaller: 246:102 = 123:51. Others say that it is a measurement if feet and that it is pure coincidence that it happens to be the ratio of the land.

I have been attempting to calculate the probability of this number appearing as a coincidence.

Any ideas how?

Robins
Are there any other information available?
If the plot is 348 feet long, what is the width?

IF it were a ratio, it appears as if it should be 41:17
That is reduced to lowest terms.

There is insufficient info to make an estimate of the probability.