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JOSH BAR
11-09-2009, 07:49 PM
Hi, I am not a big poker player so I am unaware of the denominations they speak of in this problem. Any help would be appreciated.

A poker hand consists of five cards from a standard deck of 52. Find the number of different poker hands of three of a kind (three of one denomination, one of another denomination, and one of a third).

Subhotosh Khan
11-09-2009, 08:21 PM
Hi, I am not a big poker player so I am unaware of the denominations they speak of in this problem. Any help would be appreciated.

A poker hand consists of five cards from a standard deck of 52. Find the number of different poker hands of three of a kind (three of one denomination, one of another denomination, and one of a third).

Are you familiar with a deck of cards?

There are four of each - kings, queens, jacks, 10's, 9's, 8's, ....3's, 2's and Aces.

JOSH BAR
11-10-2009, 03:31 AM
So it is asking how many outcomes are possible with 5 cards from the following sets?

Denis
11-10-2009, 09:59 AM
Yes; like 2,2,2,3,4 (2,2,2,4,3 is the same).
The likes of 2,2,2,2,3 and 2,2,2,3,3 do not qualify.

galactus
11-11-2009, 09:07 AM
See here for all the hand probabilities.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poker_probability