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The St. Basil's Cake Problem

by Christina Savvidou (University of Cyprus)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
February, 2005

Subject classification(s): Elementary Probability | Probability | Statistics and Probability
Applicable Course(s): 7.2 Probability

A Buffon Needle-type problem for a coin dropped onto a sectioned circle is analyzed.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Probability | Famous Problems, Buffon's Needle
Probability | Famous Problems, Other
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