Darcie E. Connors: Class of 2014
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.
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Connors, Darcie and Darren Glass. "Chutes and Ladders with Large Spinners." College Mathematics Journal 45.4 (September 2014), 289-295.
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