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    Independence of Random Variables

    I'm reading this online book SticiGui and Excercise 19-6 says, in effect, the following:

    Two five-card hands are dealt from a deck of cards without replacement. The random variables "The number of Aces in the first hand," and "The number of hearts in the second hand," are dependent. I don't see, how, though. Given that, say, the first hand has two aces, how could that influence the probability of any number of hearts in the second hand?
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    Re: Independence of Random Variables

    Quote Originally Posted by ragnar View Post
    I'm reading this online book SticiGui and Excercise 19-6 says, in effect, the following:

    Two five-card hands are dealt from a deck of cards without replacement. The random variables "The number of Aces in the first hand," and "The number of hearts in the second hand," are dependent. I don't see, how, though. Given that, say, the first hand has two aces, how could that influence the probability of any number of hearts in the second hand?
    Do you usually play with a deck that does not contain the Ace of Hearts ....?
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