Prof. Templeton

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  1. The traveling ant

    This reminds me of a scooter trip I once took on these very boards where I learned a valuable lesson about head-starts.
  2. Woodchucks

    A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
  3. It seems to be hard!

    It was correctly included in the OP, just not the explanation.
  4. The elusive chord

    Quite small. The larger n is the smaller the chord length. I would argue that this is not an acceptable way to chose "random chords", however.
  5. The elusive chord

    After doing some research and none of the math, I've found
  6. It seems to be hard!

  7. It seems to be hard!

  8. Anyone else having this problem with Chrome?

    Just logged in from my home computer and yep, format is all screwy. Change theme did not help. Edit: Just changed to the IPS Test theme and that worked, but IP.Board does not.
  9. The elusive chord

    So, then it is more random. I looked up Jaynes' proposal and it based on the fact that the size of the circle is unknown, here the OP has given us a size. Is throwing straws at a circle a better method than selecting a number at random between 0 and πr2 , letting that number represent an area and drawing a chord to section off that area?
  10. The elusive chord

  11. The elusive chord

  12. Major Grumblegutts' Challenge

    I believe that does it. Thanks for hanging in there.
  13. The elusive chord

    Should we randomly chose the definition of random? I know our friend laid out three ways to draw a random chord while leaving out, arguably, the most intuitive way. I thought I remember reading that there were more ways than that even. Math is just a hobby for me so I am not immersed in it.
  14. Anyone else having this problem with Chrome?

    I use Chrome. No problems.
  15. Major Grumblegutts' Challenge

    Ahh. I see the mistake I made. What if we decide that the sergeant was called into the meeting after it started. Does that make the last part solvable?