
Re: probability
Posted:
Jun 1, 1999 2:28 AM


* Lynn Killingbeck > If you very, very carefully consider whether it is the 3rd, 4th, etc. > card, you will find the probability that a particular card is the Q of H > always comes out 1/52. (Well, at least as long as you don't ask if it is > the 53rd or some later card out of 52!)
Another way to look at it is: Pick the first card, don't look at it, pick the second, what is the probability that this is HQ? Or: shuffle the cards, intending to pick the first card which we all agree has the prob of 1/52 to be the HQ. Does it matter if you accidentally dropped a card on the table before you were able to pick a card?
 Jon Haugsand Norwegian Computing Center, <mailto://haugsand@nr.no> Pho: +47 22852608 / +47 22852500, Fax: +47 22697660, Pb 114 Blindern, N0314 OSLO, Norway

