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Buffon’s Needle: Finding π in a Haystack of Randomness

How to calculate π with a sheet of lined paper and a handful of matches

Here is fun demonstration that will get you more party invites. Ask for a sheet of lined paper. Toss a handful of toothpicks (or matches) onto the sheet. Calculate π.




Maths is like finger-painting. Messy and beautiful.

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