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Forum: Probability 11-29-2007, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By BruceZ
Re: Classic Cooler

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What's the probably of aa-kk in a 6 mx table? This seems to be happening a lot latly.

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As usual, treating the hands as independent gives a very accurate approximation of...
Forum: Probability 11-29-2007, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 30
Posted By BruceZ
Re: 48 hands without an ace

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If you are playing 7-card Stud:

1 in 2.81 quadrillion (1 in 2,810 Billion)

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Trillion, not quadrillion.
Forum: Probability 11-24-2007, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 23
Posted By BruceZ
Re: Probability of dealt same hand

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Can someone help me with this, I've noticed something on a poker site and would like to test it.

4 tabling what is the chance of being dealt the same hand on 2 tables, and what is the...
Forum: Probability 11-24-2007, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 16
Posted By BruceZ
Re: probability of higher ace-x

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Here is a simple explanation .

If you're at a 10-handed table and you hold A-x , then the approximate probability that someone has pocket aces is :

1-[(1225-3)/1225]^9 ~...
Forum: Probability 11-22-2007, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9
Posted By BruceZ
Re: Easy probability questions, plz answer ASAP

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1) We have to choose a group of 5 people out ot 10(2 are married and 8 others). How many pictures are possible with 5 people if we have to include 1 person out of the married...
Forum: Probability 11-21-2007, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By BruceZ
Re: odds of a paired board with 5 cards out

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With a five card board, what is the probability of it being paired? I keep getting about 41%. Is that correct?? I read that it is 60%, but for the life of me, I don't know how. Could...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-21-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 18
Posted By BruceZ
Re: Astronomy for kids

You should have had them look at comet Holmes. A week or two ago it could still be seen with the naked eye if your skies were dark enough, and easily with binoculars. It is much dimmer now, but you...
Forum: Probability 11-21-2007, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 16
Posted By BruceZ
Re: This problem is pissing me off

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An urn contains 5 red balls, 3 white balls, and 6 blue balls. Determine the probability that they are drawn in the order of blue, white, and red, given that each ball is NOT replaced in...
Forum: Probability 11-20-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 14
Posted By BruceZ
Re: Holdem AK running into AA 9-handed

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Ok, this must have been asked like 10000 times before and I apologize should I have failed more than average when using the forum search engine.

The game is Texas Holdem and itīs a nine...
Forum: Probability 11-17-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10
Posted By BruceZ
Re: Looking for event-based random number generator

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You can actually generate a series of random numbers that are normally distributed by adding together 2 numbers that are randomly generated by a linear distribution.

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Forum: Probability 11-13-2007, 04:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 19
Posted By BruceZ
Re: Razz - paired cards

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Bruce - pococurante got it right, there are two A's unaccounted for. By using combinations the probability of the villain pairing his 5 is 50.9%.

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Look at the post you...
Forum: Probability 11-13-2007, 03:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 19
Posted By BruceZ
Re: Razz - paired cards

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Hmm.... possibly the best way is just to count all the possible combinations including suits.

We know he holds the 2 of diamonds. The other potential cards he could hold: three 5s, four...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-10-2007, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 9
Posted By BruceZ
Re: Probably an easy math question

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I'm just curious about something. I could probably figure it out if I took my time and wasn't dead tired.

Nintendo Wii has this everyone votes thing where basically you vote on a...
Forum: Probability 11-09-2007, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 13
Posted By BruceZ
Re: How often are my KK\'s up against AA Preflop?

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The odds of getting dealt KK are 1 in 221. You've been dealt a few less than normal, but nothing too unusual there.

The odds of running KK into AA depend completely on the number of...
Forum: Probability 11-05-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 10
Posted By BruceZ
Re: Implied odds with one to come

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If I wanted to make a calculation of the necessary amount of money to extract from my opponent by evaluating my implied odds against my current call, would the following very rough process...
Forum: Probability 11-05-2007, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8
Posted By BruceZ
Re: Basic starting hand odds

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Hey, when I'm bored at work I try to figure out odds for various situations in different variants of poker I play. So I've been trying to figure out the odds of being dealt a Pineapple...
Forum: Probability 11-05-2007, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 20
Posted By BruceZ
Re: probability homework question

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I see another way to read the problem that I had not even considered before.
222A3, 33324, 44435, etc.
(but not 44436 or 44425 or 44426 etc.)
just exactly one rank above the trips...
Forum: Probability 11-05-2007, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 20
Posted By BruceZ
Re: probability homework question

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Hi Bruce - I didn't solve it for the specific example, but for the general case when hero has trips with one card higher and one card lower.

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I understand. I didn't just...
Forum: Probability 11-05-2007, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 20
Posted By BruceZ
Re: probability homework question

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If you have chosen the specific lower and higher rank, that's true. Otherwise

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Original problem:

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What is the probability of getting 5 cards dealt (normal...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-05-2007, 07:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7
Posted By BruceZ
Re: Comment from my born again Christian Aunt

I just read something the other day about dealing with those who are grieving, and how people's awkwardness in these situations often leads them to say odd things. The thesis was that there are no...
Forum: Probability 11-05-2007, 06:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 20
Posted By BruceZ
Re: probability homework question

This was supposed to be easy, not an exercise in looking up published numbers. Let me clarify:

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Count the number of ways to make such a hand, without regard to the order of the cards,...
Forum: Probability 11-05-2007, 02:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 20
Posted By BruceZ
Re: probability homework question

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anyone wanna help with some homework?? /images/graemlins/smile.gif

What is the probability of getting 5 cards dealt (normal deck) and three of the cards are the same denomination...
Forum: Probability 11-04-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7
Posted By BruceZ
Re: Help with SD calculations for hand distributions

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How do you calculate the standard deviation for, say, the number of times you will be dealt a given set of hands over a given number of deals?

Example: Standard deviation for # of times...
Forum: Probability 11-04-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 15
Posted By BruceZ
Re: HELP!!

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where did u get the 46 from?

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Since we are choosing 2, the numerator has 2 terms counting backwards from 47, so it is 47*46. This comes from the fact that C(47,2) = ...
Forum: Probability 11-04-2007, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 15
Posted By BruceZ
Re: HELP!!

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Im not good with math, can someone explain to me how u get this answer:(ignore the dots on left, only way i could get it to indent


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C =1081
. 47

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