Combinatorics problem: poker hand

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How many straight poker hands are there (not straight flush) from a deck of 51 cards with the queen of spades missing? A is high or low.

I know the answer is 9435, but I want to know why. I'm not sure how to approach this problem.

Any help?
 

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Ray Vickson
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How many straight poker hands are there (not straight flush) from a deck of 51 cards with the queen of spades missing? A is high or low.

I know the answer is 9435, but I want to know why. I'm not sure how to approach this problem.

Any help?

It is probably easiest to start with a full deck of 52 cards, then remove all the straights containing the queen of spades.

RGV
 
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phinds
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I agree w/ Ray's suggestion. Do you know how to do that?
 

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