Having typed the first letter of Hamlet, the probability of the next letter being correct is 1/61 if our monkey has a normal keyboard with 61 keys, and he is equally able to hit any of them. It is always the same 1/61 chance that the next character will be right.
Let’s guess that there are 6000 words in Hamlet, of average length 5 characters. That means 30,000 characters. Make it 33000 to provide for spaces and punctuation.
The probability that our monkey will proceed to type this version of Hamlet is 1/61 to the power of 32000
Wolfram Alpha gives the answer as 1.304501... × 10^-58916
So don’t hold your breath.
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