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Friday 09 Jun 2017: Estimate π by dropping a needle
One can estimate the value of π (pi) by dropping needles on a floor made of parallel strips of wood and determining the probability of the needle crossing one of the lines between the strips. This follows from the mathematical problem Buffon's Needle, first stated in 1777 by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon.

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