I've been slowly working my way into the world of AI and its representations of random. Well as you can guess this occurs from a call to
random() resulting in a value between $[0, 1]$ to create a desired random effect/action.
What confuses me is that once we get a random number back, lets say $0.10831288644112647$ people tend to use it for one random action (flip a coin) but I was thinking why can't we keep using this number to dictate more actions? Maybe even flip a lot of coins??
Let's not just use the value we get back but the decimal place values too. Currently I'd expect that each value has a $1$ in $10$ chance to be a $[0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]$ and thus we could flip a coin for each value?
Just speculating but wouldn't we now be able to flip $18$ coins still maintaining its random result?
Continuing off this idea could we take the result from one decimal place with another? ex
if randomResult && randomResult == 3 then flip coin 19
Edit: The first value would not be $[0,\dots,9]$!