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# If you have a deck of cards and you draw 2 red cards how big is the chance of the following three being red cards

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If you have a deck of cards and you draw 2 red cards how big is the chance of the following three being red cards

Its a deck with 52 cards i total

Guest Nov 21, 2014

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Heres another way to figure the first one.

We've have drawn 2 of 52 cards in the deck so there are 50 left.

So the total number of sets possible in picking the next three is just C(50,3).

And since we have picked two red cards, there are 24 left. And we wnat to choose any 3 of them = C(24,3)

So the probability that the next three cards are red is:    C(24,3) / C(50,3)  = 0.103265306122449

As Melody found.......

The second one is similarly figured....it would be    C(11,3) / C(50,3) = 0.0084183673469388

Again.....as Melody found......

CPhill  Nov 21, 2014
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A deck of cards has 26red and 26 black cards

2 red are gone so you now have

24red and 26black

prob that the next 3 are red     = $$\left({\frac{{\mathtt{24}}}{{\mathtt{50}}}}\right){\mathtt{\,\times\,}}\left({\frac{{\mathtt{23}}}{{\mathtt{49}}}}\right){\mathtt{\,\times\,}}\left({\frac{{\mathtt{22}}}{{\mathtt{48}}}}\right) = {\frac{{\mathtt{253}}}{{\mathtt{2\,450}}}} = {\mathtt{0.103\: \!265\: \!306\: \!122\: \!449}}$$

Melody  Nov 21, 2014
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Assoming that you pull 2 hearts instead of just two red cards what would be the probablility of the next three cards would be hearts?

Guest Nov 21, 2014
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well there would be 11 hearts left and 50 cards in total.

so the prob of pulling 3 more hearts would be

$$\left({\frac{{\mathtt{11}}}{{\mathtt{50}}}}\right){\mathtt{\,\times\,}}\left({\frac{{\mathtt{10}}}{{\mathtt{49}}}}\right){\mathtt{\,\times\,}}\left({\frac{{\mathtt{9}}}{{\mathtt{48}}}}\right) = {\frac{{\mathtt{33}}}{{\mathtt{3\,920}}}} = {\mathtt{0.008\: \!418\: \!367\: \!346\: \!938\: \!8}}$$

Melody  Nov 21, 2014
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+85675
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Heres another way to figure the first one.

We've have drawn 2 of 52 cards in the deck so there are 50 left.

So the total number of sets possible in picking the next three is just C(50,3).

And since we have picked two red cards, there are 24 left. And we wnat to choose any 3 of them = C(24,3)

So the probability that the next three cards are red is:    C(24,3) / C(50,3)  = 0.103265306122449

As Melody found.......

The second one is similarly figured....it would be    C(11,3) / C(50,3) = 0.0084183673469388

Again.....as Melody found......

CPhill  Nov 21, 2014

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