Monthly Archives: February 2015

Analysis of Chutes and Ladders

Introduction A friend of mine has been playing the board game Chutes and Ladders recently with his son.  The game is pretty simple: starting off of the board (effectively on “square zero”), each player in turn rolls a die (actually, … Continue reading

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Searching for chocolates

The following problem occurred to me, with Valentine’s Day approaching next week: A couple of years ago, I bought a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day.  The box contained n chocolates, indistinguishable from the outside, but the inside of each containing … Continue reading

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