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From: Burlington, NC, USA
Message 76 of 76 (665384)
06-12-2012 3:54 PM
Reply to: Message 75 by dwise1
06-12-2012 3:26 PM
Re: probabiity problems
This card talk made me think of blackjack.
You can get a blackjack in a single deck game one for every 20.72 hands dealt. A double deck will give you a blackjack for every one in every 20.93 hands. A four-deck game gives one for every 21.02 hands. And the numbers go up as you increase the number of decks.
|I think that we're talking about using each of those billion decks of cards to deal a billion hands and the probability that at least one of those billion hands being a royal flush.|
Multiple decks in your scenario would be to your advantage, you probably couldn't loose with numbers that large.
I thought the same as you though, that depending on how you deal it, then it could go either way.
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