(OEIS A093525; Buchta and Reitzner 1992; Mannion
1994; Schneider 1997, p. 170; Buchta and Reitzner 2001; Zinani 2003).

This provides a disproof of the conjecture that the solution to this problem is a rational number (1/57 had been suggested by Croft
et al. 1991, p. 54), and renders obsolete Solomon's statement that "Explicit
values for random points in non-spherical regions such as tetrahedrons, parallelepipeds,
etc., have apparently not yet been successfully calculated" (Solomon 1978, p. 124).

Furthermore, Buchta and Reitzner (2001) give an explicit formula for the expected volume of the convex hull of points chosen at random in a three-dimensional simplex
for arbitrary .

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