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Dave H.
12-13-2004, 03:54 PM
What is the probability of getting a suited pocket?

Is it (4 * C(13,2)) / C(52,2)

I did a search for "suited pocket" and nothing came up...hard to believe.

Lost Wages
12-13-2004, 04:39 PM
Is it (4 * C(13,2)) / C(52,2)

Yep.

Lost Wages

Mano
12-14-2004, 06:01 AM
That is the correct answer - if you think about it a little, you should see that the answer is 12/51 without having to use combinations.

daryn
12-14-2004, 07:01 AM
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I did a search for "suited pocket" and nothing came up...hard to believe.

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not hard to believe. what the hell is a pocket? i assume you mean "hand"?

Cerril
12-14-2004, 09:05 AM
Usually half the pockets in my suit jackets are sewn shut, and the pockets in my suit pants are too small to hold anything larger than an empty wallet. But I guess the probability of pocketed suits is pretty high. Suited pockets may just be the reverse of that, though pockets without clothes are just bags, aren't they?

Dave H.
12-14-2004, 01:44 PM
very simple...thanx for that!