[SOLVED] Probability involving Combination

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• Oct 30th 2009, 10:55 AM
creatively12
[SOLVED] Probability involving Combination
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In a game of bridge the pack of 52 cards is shared equally between all four players. What is the probability that one particular player has no hearts ?

Please help ! (Crying)
• Oct 30th 2009, 03:04 PM
matheagle
${{13\choose 0}{39\choose 13}\over {52\choose 13}} ={{39\choose 13}\over {52\choose 13}}$

via the hypergeo or if you want to use conditional probabilities....

$\biggl({39\over 52}\biggr)\biggl({38\over 51}\biggr)\biggl({37\over 50}\biggr)\cdots \biggl({27\over 40}\biggr)$