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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by robins View Post
    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.

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