Wes Carroll's Puzzler

24: Santa's big sleigh [****]

December 25, 2016
Wes Carroll
Wes Carroll's Puzzler

### 24: Santa's big sleigh [****]

A parking lot has 16 spaces in a row. Twelve cars arrive, each of which requires one parking space, and their drivers choose their spaces at random from among the available spaces. Santa Claus then arrives in his oversized and very full sleigh, which requires two adjacent spaces. What is the probability that there’s a place for him?
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Spiciness: **** out of ****

A parking lot has 16 spaces in a row. Twelve cars arrive, each of which requires one parking space, and their drivers choose their spaces at random from among the available spaces. Santa Claus then arrives in his oversized and very full sleigh, which requires two adjacent spaces. What is the probability that there’s a place for him?
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Spiciness: **** out of ****