What is Cards: Definition and 148 Discussions

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1. What is the difference between FMESH and MESH in MCNP?

Hi everyone, I am struggling to understand the difference between FMESH and MESH. FMESH is used to create a mesh superimposed with the geometry but...what does MESH? Is it only involved in weight-window generation and not needed for mesh tallies? Thanks in advance for the clarification.
2. Probability of getting the smallest value of cards

There are 3 cases of getting 2 as smallest values: (1) Taking one card (n = 1) → Probability = 1/4 (2) Taking two cards (n = 2) → Probability = 1/4 x 2/3 x 2! = 1/3 (3) Taking three cards (n = 3) → Probability = 1/4 x 1/3 x 1/2 x 3! = 1/4 Total probability = 1/4 + 1/3 + 1/4 = 5/6 But the...
3. M

I Max of 3 random cards from deck vs max of 3 numbers from 1-13

Hi PF! I am wondering the differences between the discrete and continuous case for expected value of minimum of 3 integers uniformly distributed from 1 to 13 vs 3 reals from 1 to 13. The real case is direct: ##F = ((x-1)/12)^3 \implies f = 3(x-1)/12)^2## for CDF ##F## and PDF ##f##. Thus the...
4. How many cards can be taken at most while satisfying a certain rule?

The answer is 33 (based on the answer key). At first, I thought Paul can just take all the 100 cards on 1st draw but since the answer is 33, obviously this thought is wrong. So I assume that the rule (2n + 2) must always be satisfied for each turn and all the cards must be taken (no card...
5. Probability of Two Consecutive Same-Value Cards in a Shuffled Deck

Not really a homework question. I was reading a book on card tricks and it said that it's almost certain that in a shuffled deck of cards, there will be at least two consecutive cards of the same value. I just wanted to know the actual probability of that. So, here's my question: in a standard...
6. Find the probability of choosing exactly 4 red cards

Find the question and solution here ( sorry its a bit blurred) ... given using the hypergeometric method...i wanted to understand what is the clear distinction between hypergeometric and binomial distribution? Could it be in in reference to no replacement and replacement...? My approach on this...
7. MHB Combinatorics: Ordering a deck of cards

Dear all, I am trying to calculate this one, I can't think of a way to calculate it.. A standard deck of cards is given with 13 cards of 4 shapes ( Clubs , Diamonds , Hearts , Spades ). What is the number of possibilities to order the cards in the deck such that a king won't be on top of an...
19. Struggling to understand cell cards in MCNP

For example, I don't understand slide 4, line 4 of the link below. I know that the first three numbers are the cell number, material number and density of water. But what do the next 6 numbers mean (2, -1, 4, -3, 5, -6)? Similarly on line 8, what do -0.001293 (101, -102, -100) mean? Thank you...
20. MHB Solution: Sharing Cards - How Many are Shared Among 20+ Children?

20 children share some cards equally. When another child joins them, they each get 2 fewer cards. How many cards are they sharing altogether? My answer: children = ch cards = cd => cd/ch but when another child joins them, they get 2 fewer cards. So, ch = cds - 2. then I did cd/20(cds - 2)...
21. MHB Deck of cards without replacement

I have a standard 52 card deck of cards. I am trying to draw the ace of spades. I draw cards one at a time. I do not replace each incorrect card. I am about to draw my 50th card having drawn 49 consecutive cards without ever drawing the ace of spades. There are three cards left. I know that...
22. MHB How Many Baseball Cards Could Each Person Have Received at the Stadium?

On a Saturday, a minor league baseball team gave away baseball cards to each person entering the stadium. One group received 28 baseball cards. A second group received 68 baseball cards. If each person entering the stadium received the same number of cards. What was the greatest possible number...

32. Guessing cards: is 3 for 3 more improbable than 3 for 4?

3 for 3 means guessing the first, second, and third cards of a pack without trying a fourth time... and 3 for 4 means guessing the first, second, and third correctly, but trying and missing the fourth. I think both are conditional (dependent) without replacement. I see a form for 2 guesses that...
33. Does the sequence of a deck of cards have significance?

If I open a new deck of cards the sequence is known. If I shuffle them, the sequence is unknown. If I then memorize the sequence, it is again known. State 1: New deck State 2: Shuffled deck State 3: Shuffled deck after I have memorized the sequence State 4: Re-shuffled deck I have computed...
34. Probability problem -- Drawing cards with different colors on their 2 sides

Homework Statement A box contains three cards. One card is red on both sides, one card is green on both sides, and one card is red on one side and green on the other. One card is selected from the box at random, and the color on one side is observed. If this side is green, what is the...
35. What Is the Probability of Distributing Spades Among Players in a Card Game?

Homework Statement If you have a 52card deck and split it evenly to 4 people (a,b,c,d) then what is the probability that persons a and b have 7 spades and person c has 3 spades. Homework Equations P(A) = |A|/|S| The Attempt at a Solution I divided up the decks 4 ways. So Persons a and b...
36. Quantum State of Cards: Is the Top Card Set Before Viewing?

I can understand that the state of a particle is not known or even determined until it is viewed. What about a deck of cards that have been thoroughly shuffled and not looked at. Can the top card take on the value of any card before they are looked at or are they set at the time they are...
37. Sorting/shuffling machine for trading cards (sports, Magic+)

I work with a company that buys and sells millions of trading cards every year but the majority of these are sold for fractions of a penny if they're sold at all. From what I can see there are two options for this company to get more out of these cards, both of which are incredibly...
38. Cards and envelopes permutation problem

Homework Statement Six cards and six envelopes are numbered 1,2,3,4,5,6 and cards are to be placed in envelopes so that each envelope contains exactly one card and no card is placed in the envelope bearing the same number and moreover the card numbered 1 is always placed in envelope numbered 2...
39. Protecting credit cards from contactless theft

The contactless card payment system is very handy but there is talk of the possibility of skimming a card by brushing against a victim's wallet with a simple gizmo. In fact, I've seen it done on TV. What are the thoughts about how effective the screening could be with a piece of foil placed in...
40. Drawing three cards - combined probability

In a game of Open Face Chinese poker, I encounter this problem quite often. One draws three cards at a time and one of these cards must be discarded, so two of three drawn cards can be used. A typical problem and question in this game would be: What is the probability of drawing one spade AND...
41. Designations after name on business cards

Hi everyone hoping for some input here. I'm the process of ordering some business cards and am wondering what makes sense to include as designations after my name. I am an Engineer In Training based on local rules (Alberta, Canada) Prior to getting my B.Eng I also have a BSc in Computer...
42. Walmart will exchange gift cards from 200 other retailers

There have been several other smaller companies doing this for a few years now. It looks like Walmart is getting into it big time. I checked and my $100 Home Depot card is worth$87 at Walmart. How can I resist a deal kike that...
43. Probability of Deck of Cards, ignoring suits

I am looking for a way of calculating the possible combinations of a standard deck of 52 cards. I am aware of the 52! number, which is the total no of combinations 52 cards can form in a deck, but would like to know how to determine the total no of combinations if the suits are ignored. Thanks...
44. What is the best way to fuse two credit cards together?

I want to fuse two of my chip cards together. If not for convenience, then just for fun. My plan is to cut them and use PVC cement to weld them together. What would be the best pattern to cut out the cards in? Any suggestions?
45. MHB Counting problem involving numbered cards

How to solve ii (b) ? Thanks in advance.
46. Elementary point about measurable cards

Just refreshing my understanding of measurable cardinals, the first step (more questions may follow, but one step at a time) is to make sure I understand the conditions: one of them is For a (an uncountable) measurable cardinal κ, there exists a non-trivial, 0-1-valued measure μ on P(κ)...
47. Drawing cards in poker - why is my answer wrong?

Homework Statement When drawing a poker hand (5 cards), what is the probability to get a single pair?The Attempt at a Solution This is my (wrong) line of thought: The first draw can be any card, so you have 52 options. For each of these cards you have 3 options to get a pair, so 52*3 in total...
48. Shuffling cards (a list of integers)

Hi, I found this problem along with the solution: "Given  an  array  of  distinct  integers,  give  an  algorithm  to  randomly  reorder  the integers  so  that  each  possible  reordering  is  equally  likely.   In  other  words,  given  a deck  of  cards,  how  can  you  shuffle  them...
49. Probability problems with 52 cards deck

Hi, I am given some questions and I need help. (1)You are dealt two cards from a pack of 52 cards. What is the conditional probability that (a) both of them are aces if at least one of them is the ace of spades? (b) both of them are aces if at least one of them is an ace? a) I know...
50. What is Cards Against Humanity ?

What is "Cards Against Humanity"? I notice the number one best seller on Amazon today is a game called "Cards Against Humanity". How does that work and why is it so popular - if it really is.