# 2018-18 A random walk on the clock

Suppose that we are given 12 points evenly spaced on a circle. Starting from a point in the 12 o’clock position, a particle P will move to one of the adjacent positions with equal probably, 1/2. P stops if it visits all 12 points. What is the most likely point that P stops for the last?

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# 2014-24 Random points on a sphere

Suppose that $$n$$ points are chosen randomly on a sphere. What is the probability that all points are on some hemisphere?

(This is the last problem of 2014. Thank you!)

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Let $$n$$ be a fixed positive integer and let $$p\in (0,1)$$. Let $$D_n$$ be the determinant of a random $$n\times n$$ 0-1 matrix whose entries are independent identical random variables, each of which is 1 with the probability $$p$$ and 0 with the probability $$1-p$$.  Find the expected value and variance of $$D_n$$.