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Why are my answers are wrong?

  1. Mar 15, 2012 #1
    In the game of bridge, four players are dealt 13 cards each from a well-shuffled deck of 52 playing cards.

    (a)What is the probability that one of the players is dealt all the spades?
    (b)What is the probability that one of the players holds a hand that is made up of only one suit?

    (a) There is only one way to choose all 13 spades.
    52C13 ways to choose any 13 cards
    So, 1/(52C13)

    (b) Since there are 4 different suits, the probability is 4/(52C13).

    Does anyone know why my answers are wrong? Thanks.
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  3. Mar 15, 2012 #2


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    hihi davedave! :smile:
    i think they mean any one of the players (ie, not a particular player) :wink:
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