FOWC with Fandango — Finite

Today’s word is “finite.”

As you know, I enjoy a game of darts.
I’m using data in previous posts for this.
The number sequence on a dartboard was designed by Brian Gamlin, a carpenter from Bury in Lancashire, in 1896. The idea was to develop the skill of hitting a high score rather than flukes and lucky shots (hence low numbers either side of the highest).
The left hand side of the board is recommended for beginners as there is more chance of a higher score. This is also referred to as The Married Man’s side, as it’s believed married men always play safe!

But this is the clincher, the finite number of 2,432,902,008,176,640,000 different possible arrangements of the 20 segments on a standard dartboard so it is perhaps a little surprising that Gamlin’s arrangement of the numbers is almost perfect.
Source, including score image, Patrick Chaplin

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to FOWC with Fandango — Finite

  1. Sadje says:

    Very interesting.

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