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 Random Number Generator (Posted on 2004-06-08)
A particular random number generator returns positive integer n with probability 1/(2^n). (ie '1' with probability 1/2, '2' with probability 1/4, '3' with probability 1/8, etc.)

Using this random number generator, write an algorithm which chooses a random integer from 1 to 37 with equal probability.

 See The Solution Submitted by Brian Smith Rating: 2.0000 (1 votes)

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 Program to simulate the weird randomizer | Comment 5 of 26 |
`Sub Random37() As Integer Dim I as IntegerDim SngJ as Single SngJ = Rnd()  For I = 1 to 36   If SngJ >= 1/(2^I) then      Return (I)      Stop   End IfNext I Return (37) StopEnd Sub`

 Posted by Erik O. on 2004-06-08 14:57:00
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