A deck of ordinary cards is shuffled and 13 cards are dealt. What is the probability that the last card dealt is an ace? Is it still 4/52? Thanks!

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- July 5th 2009, 10:59 PMmorganforprobability that last card dealt in poker hand is an ace
A deck of ordinary cards is shuffled and 13 cards are dealt. What is the probability that the last card dealt is an ace? Is it still 4/52? Thanks!

- July 6th 2009, 12:21 AMarze
we'll first have to calculate the probablity that one of the 13 cards is an ace, then the probability that it will be dealt last.

- July 6th 2009, 02:49 AMUnenlightened
Really?

Is it not just the same as selecting a card at random and seeing if it is an ace? - July 6th 2009, 04:18 AMarze
we have to consider that only 13 of the shuffled cards are dealt, so there is even a probability that none of the dealt cards are aces. therefore, we must consider the probability of an ace being among the dealt cards, then the probability that it is dealt last.

- July 6th 2009, 07:22 AMawkward
- July 6th 2009, 07:26 AMCaptainBlack