It's late and I'm tired.....but........
If you never pick up 2 ends of the same noodle, won't you end up with exactly 1 loop?
To me the questions revolves around the chances of looping a single noodle - figure that out, then add 1 for the big long noodle made out of the rest, which seems to me to be 1/N^2 the first time , 1/(N-2)^2 the second time....
Sunday, February 27, 2005
Say we have 7 noodles, what prevents three loops of sized 3, 2 and 2?
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