In the card game bridge, each of 4 players is dealt a hand of 13 of the 52 cards. What is the probability that each player receives exactly one Ace? (You may use a calculator to compute the probability, but answer as an exact number. Entering a few decimal places of a nonterminating decimal is not considered exact; if you reach such an answer, enter it as a fraction.)

Guest Apr 15, 2015

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Picture 52 locations divided into 4 groups of 13.

The first Ace can go anywhere, the second Ace has 39 of 51 possible locations in which to go, the third has 26 of a possible 50 and the fourth 13 of a possible 49.

That works out to about 10.5498%, you should be able to work out the exact fractional value.

Bertie
Apr 15, 2015

#2**+5 **

Best Answer

Picture 52 locations divided into 4 groups of 13.

The first Ace can go anywhere, the second Ace has 39 of 51 possible locations in which to go, the third has 26 of a possible 50 and the fourth 13 of a possible 49.

That works out to about 10.5498%, you should be able to work out the exact fractional value.

Bertie
Apr 15, 2015