Understanding through Discussion

Welcome! You are not logged in. [ Login ]
EvC Forum active members: 94 (8827 total)
Current session began: 
Page Loaded: 03-24-2018 10:07 AM
343 online now:
Percy (Admin) (1 member, 342 visitors)
Chatting now:  Chat room empty
Newest Member: DeepaManjusha
Post Volume:
Total: 828,915 Year: 3,738/29,783 Month: 1,137/1,267 Week: 247/287 Day: 3/16 Hour: 0/0

Thread  Details

Email This Thread
Newer Topic | Older Topic
Author Topic:   the old improbable probability problem
Member (Idle past 1858 days)
Posts: 990
From: Burlington, NC, USA
Joined: 02-24-2011

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.

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.
― Edward R. Murrow

"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them" - Ray Bradbury

This message is a reply to:
 Message 75 by dwise1, posted 06-12-2012 3:26 PM dwise1 has not yet responded

Newer Topic | Older Topic
Jump to:

Copyright 2001-2015 by EvC Forum, All Rights Reserved

™ Version 4.0 Beta
Innovative software from Qwixotic © 2018