View Full Version : Attn mathmaticians: what is probability of Ace appearing?

11-10-2002, 04:33 PM
Can any of you mathmaticians tell me how to calculate the odds of a particular card appearing, say an Ace, at least once if you deal out n cards?

Hugh Briss

11-10-2002, 09:18 PM
1 minus the probability of it not occuring at all, which is 1 - (48/52)*(47/51)*(46/50)*...

or 1 - C(48,n)/C(52,n) = 1 - 48!(52-n)!/[52!(48-n)!] same as above.