Mike Croucher asked the following question on his blog. Suppose you draw M sequences of random numbers of length N from a random number generator. What is the probability that they will overlap?
Assumes your random number generator is a cyclical list of p unique integers. Each draw picks a random starting point in the cycle [...]
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