there are 24 cards and you get 5 cards what is the probability of having more than 3 black cards

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- Dec 16th 2009, 10:28 AMnafiroIn a card game of euchre
there are 24 cards and you get 5 cards what is the probability of having more than 3 black cards

- Dec 16th 2009, 11:16 AMSoroban
Hello, nafiro!

I will assume that there are 12 black cards and 12 red cards.

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There are 24 cards and you get 5 cards.

What is the probability of having more than 3 black cards

"More than 3 black cards" means "4 blacks cards or 5 black cards".

. . To get 4 black cards and 1 red, there are: . ways.

. . To get 5 black cards, there are: . ways.

Hence, there are: . ways to get more than 3 black cards.

Therefore: .