Monte Carlo Simulations

This site runs Monte Carlo Simulations for common random events. While it may take you 10 seconds to roll a pair of dice or to flip a coin, most computers can simulate thousands of random events every second.

Scientists and mathematicians use computers to simulate random events thousands of times (or more) in order to determine the experimental probability of a random event. They use this method to predict the outcome of sporting events, forecast the paths of hurricanes, and test new casino games.

Monte Carlo simulations take advantage of the Law of Large Numbers which says that as you rerun a random event over-and-over-and-over, your results become more and more predictable.

Monte Carlo Simulations

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