Answer to Question #3767 in Statistics and Probability for Naman
Consider a plane with two coordinate axes.
Let the value on first coordinate axis is time where the first person came, and on the second – when the second person came. Both of them will come inside 2 and 3 PM.
The time when they meet each other, is, obviously, the set of points (x,y) on plane, that satisfy |x-y|<1/6 (1/6 of hour is 10 minutes). This set of points is plotted below:
To find the probability we need to find ratio of area of red segment and area of the square.
Area of the square is equal to 1.
Area of red segment is equal to (1-2*S), where S is area of upper left triangle (or, equally, of right down triangle).
S=1/2*5/6*5/6=25/72 (because side of triangle is equal to 5/6).
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