# Interactive video lesson plan for: SPOILER ALERT - Solution to Broken Spaghetti Problem

#### Activity overview:

This is a video response to the solution to a classic probability problem (and one of my all time favorites), the broken spaghetti problem. The problem asks, if a piece of spaghetti breaks into 3 pieces, what is the probability that you can form a triangle with those 3 pieces? The solution is explained (briefly) in the video

Link to detailed analysis of both this problem, and the variation that sparked the conversation on Twitter; which led to a deeper analysis of this problem and some interesting new understandings: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0x5Ii3ttR_McUhfVmpPUnB5Z1E/view?usp=sharing

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