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Buffon's Needle Problem on Radial Lines

by H. J. Khamis (Wright State University)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
February, 1991

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

The author computes the probability of a variation of Buffon's needle problem with uniform angular spacing.

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