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MathWorld says that picking a random point in a unit $n$-cube is an unsolved problem. Why? Isn't it enough to pick $n$ random numbers uniformly distributed in $[0, 1]$?

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Hm? Why the downvote? I think it's perfectly possible to have been confused by the "Foundations of Mathematics > Mathematical Problems > Unsolved Problems" at the top. –  Electro May 28 '12 at 16:13
    
Related. –  Did May 28 '12 at 16:16

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It doesn't say anything like that. It says that there is no known closed-form expression for the expected distance from a random point to a particular vertex of an $n$-cube.

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Ah. So that's why they put it in the "Unsolved Problems" list? –  Electro May 28 '12 at 16:11
    
Although one knows the asymptotics when the dimension $n\to\infty$, which is $\sqrt{n/3}$. –  Did May 28 '12 at 16:18

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