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Finally On An Arithmetical Pursuit

We have thus far figured many of the mathematical properties of the game of arithmetical pursuit; that there is no target that cannot be hit given a fortuitous deal of the cards, that there are something of the order of 210,000,000,000,000 possible results of admissible formulae and that, if randomly chosen, they are approximately governed by a power law distribution, being one in which the probability of observing a value of x is more or less proportional to x-α for some α greater than one.
The last question that my fellow students and I should like answered is that of how likely it might be that we should be able to hit the target.

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