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You are not nearly geeky enough. This all assumes that you have a "fair" dial, that age and strength don't have a bearing on the outcome and that the behavior is uniform over time (wear and tear don't affect the results).

Now if you were to do this MythBuster's style:

  1. Calculate the average force by applied by yourself and then your child
  2. Set up a robot that could apply that force in alternating spins
  3. Set up a web cam to snap pictures at regular intervals
  4. Write software to intepret the picture to both determine which number is landed on and when to trigger the robot (dial is not spinning)
  5. Let it run over a prolonged period of time
  6. Provide us all with the results and tell us if we can expect the same with our games at home

This is way cool by the way!

Cheers - L~R

In reply to Re: Dial up some obscure stats for the Chutes and Ladders game by Limbic~Region
in thread Dial up some obscure stats for the Chutes and Ladders game by toolic

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