Results 1 to 4 of 4

Math Help - combination

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Joined
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    7

    combination

    in the game of poker, what is probability that a five-card hand will contain(a) a straight(five cards in unbroken numerical sequence)
    (b) four of a kind
    (c) a full house(three cards of one value and two cards of another value)


    thanks you so much. I could not figure out.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  2. #2
    Member
    Joined
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    132
    Hm...I shall attempt this question...not sure if my answer is right though! >.<

    (a) Sorry I don't understand what exactly is a straight cos I don't play poker...is J,Q,K,A,2 still considered a straight? If not, then my working is definitely incorrect. And the suits don't matter right?

    Probability = 1 \times \displaystyle{\frac{4}{51}} \times \displaystyle{\frac{4}{50}} \times \displaystyle{\frac{4}{49}}

    (b) Probability = 1 \times \displaystyle{\frac{12}{51}} \times \displaystyle{\frac{11}{50}} \times \displaystyle{\frac{10}{49}}
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Joined
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    934
    Thanks
    33
    Awards
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by minmin View Post
    in the game of poker, what is probability that a five-card hand will contain(a) a straight(five cards in unbroken numerical sequence)
    (b) four of a kind
    (c) a full house(three cards of one value and two cards of another value)


    thanks you so much. I could not figure out.
    See the following page:

    Poker probability - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  4. #4
    Newbie
    Joined
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    7
    THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR INFORMATION, IT MEANS SOMETHING TO ME!
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

Similar Math Help Forum Discussions

  1. combination
    Posted in the Statistics Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: January 20th 2011, 06:11 AM
  2. Combination
    Posted in the Discrete Math Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: April 1st 2010, 04:18 AM
  3. combination
    Posted in the Discrete Math Forum
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: October 22nd 2009, 04:34 AM
  4. Combination
    Posted in the Statistics Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: November 24th 2008, 05:22 PM
  5. combination
    Posted in the Calculus Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: January 27th 2008, 01:42 PM

Search Tags


/mathhelpforum @mathhelpforum