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A \(\pi\)-less Buffon's Needle Problem

by David Richeson (Dickinson College)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
December, 2006

Subject classification(s): Probability
Applicable Course(s): 6.1 Probability & Statistics

Another variation on the Buffon needle, this one with the needle embedded in a rubber ball.

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Probability | Famous Problems, Buffon's Needle
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