"Four cards are drawn from a standard deck. Find the probability that the four cards chosen are dace cards from four different suits." The answer is 81/270725.
The way I did it was as follows:
(3C1 x 3C1 x 3C1 x 3C1)/(52C1 x 51C1 x 50C1 x 49C1)
which resulted in 81/6497400. The numerator is correct, but the denominator is off by a factor of 24! It seems as though I just did the denominator wrong, but I am not sure in what way. I treated it as a dependant event, and if I treate dthem independantly, I would be off by an even larger amount for the denominator, and if I replace each with 13C1, I am too low. I would use the conditional probability forumla, but I only know that for two events, A and B, not four events, A, B, C, and D. I'll try an idea I have in my head, but any suggestions would be welcomed!
Jan 11th 2007, 03:47 AM
The denominator should be .
Jan 11th 2007, 03:49 AM
Thank, Plato. I thought the dependence of the events would not allow me to do that.