Trivia

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Re: Friday Puzzler -- Chess Board 3 of 3 *LINK*

Larry Barrett
Here is a link to a somewhat similar problem that involves dropping a needle on a floor with equally spaced strips (think typical oak floors). This is a probability problem posed by the Comte de Buffon, and is known as Buffon's Needle. It turns out to be a method to estimate π (pi). Read down a few paragraphs.

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