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**blackjak512** Hi. I hope someone can help me with this question, because so far from the people I have asked there has been great conflict over the simplicity/complexity of the answer.

Person A thinks of a card for Person B to then try and randomly draw out from a normal deck of 52 cards. Person B goes ahead and picks a card, and lo and behold it's the right card! What are the odds that have just been beaten? What are the odds that Person B has managed to pick the very card that Person A had asked for?

The confusion seems to be over whether the odds are simply 1/52 or far greater than 1/52.

Thank you very much, in anticipation.

Lee.