Asked by: Will Harrison, Ipswich
Strictly speaking, there can’t be a formula for generating truly random numbers – which by definition follow no law. Even so, all computers use formulas to generate ‘pseudo-random’ numbers that certainly look pretty random. The formulas are somewhat technical but a very simple one that anyone can use is to divide 1 by 179. The resulting decimal number gives a string of over 170 random digits.
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