I've not done probability in a while and looking at online examples I don't know if I'm doing everything right so maybe you can can help me out with the formula and explanation.
I'm a big fan of the game Magic the Gathering and when playing the game I like a healthy number of "land" cards in my opening hand. There are 60 cards in my deck and 26 land cards I've put in. What is the probability I will have 3 land cards in my opening hand (7 cards)? What about 2 land cards? What about atleast 2 land cards? Thanks in advance.
Let's say the number of land cards in your hand is x. Then we are dealing with a hypergeometric distribution, and
For x = 0 to 7, this yields p(x) =
0.0139, 0.0905, 0.2342, 0.3122, 0.2316, 0.0956, 0.0203, 0.0017.
To find the probability that you have at least 2 land cards, you could either add up p(x) for x = 2 to 7, or you could save computation by using
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