
06495938
j
2015f.00862
Connors, Darcie
Glass, Darren
Chutes and ladders with large spinners.
Coll. Math. J. 45, No. 4, 289295 (2014).
2014
Mathematical Association of America (MAA), Washington, D.C.
EN
K25
A25
chutes and ladders
large spinners
combinatorics
recursion
Zbl 1272.97053
ME 2011c.00772
doi:10.4169/college.math.j.45.4.289
Summary: We prove a conjecture from [{\it L. A. Cheteyan} et al., ibid. 42, No. 1, 28 (2011; Zbl 1272.97053; ME 2011c.00772)] addressing the expected number of turns in a {\it 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.