Roles

Darcie E. Connors: Class of 2014

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2014

Department

Mathematics

Abstract

We prove a conjecture from a 2011 College Mathematics Journal article addressing the expected number of turns in a Chutes and Ladders game when the spinner range is close to the length of the board. While the original paper approached the question using linear algebra and the theory of Markov processes, our main method uses combinatorics and recursion.

Required Publisher's Statement

Original version is available from the publisher at: http://www.maa.org/publications/periodicals/college-mathematics-journal/the-college-mathematics-journal

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