# Random walk

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Apparently, the so-called **random walk** problem was set out by Karl Pearson in a letter to Nature in 1905 ^{[1]}
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"A man starts from a point O and walks l yards in a straight line; he then turns through any angle whatever and walks another l yards in a second straight line. He repeats this process n times. I require the probability that after these n stretches he is at a distance between r and r + dr from his starting point, O."