# Probability help!!!

• April 30th 2006, 05:27 PM
Haley
Probability help!!!
How many DIFFERENT 5-card hands can be dealt from a standard deck of 52 cards???
• April 30th 2006, 06:14 PM
Ranger SVO
That would be 52 choose 5 or 2598960

You can look at it this way 52! /(5! * 47!) =2598960
• April 30th 2006, 06:26 PM
ThePerfectHacker
What Ranger SVO is saying is that order is not important. For example,

ACE,TWO,TRHEE Spades is considered the same as,
TWO,THREE,ACE Spades. Thus, this is a combination problem.

Thus, $\left( \begin{array}{c} 52\\5 \end{array} \right)=2598960$
• May 1st 2006, 03:40 PM
Haley
Thanks!
Thank you 4 taking the time to help me. I appreciate it so much!!

Haley