Each of them has a probability of 12/51 of having another spade.
Please help!
We are playing a card game, where we have a big discusion about statistic. Hope one of you can help solving the problem.
I have the card spades 2. 3 other persons each recieve a single card - 3 in total.
How big is chance that one of the 3 persons recieve a spades? All 52 cards are used - after I have received spades 2 there are 12 spades back of a total of 51 card.
Please help, or write back, if you need further information to answer the question.
Kind Regard
Kim
It is a bit hard to follow your setup. Say you have one card, a spade, then you deal one card to each of two other people. I think that you want to know the probability their getting at least one spade.
The probability their getting no spade is
So the probability their getting at least one spade is
I agree with Plato.
That comes out to .56115..., or approximately 11/20
Your question could be stated this way:
a spade is missing from a regular 52cards deck;
3 cards are pulled at random from the remaining 51 cards:
what is probability that at least one card pulled is a spade?