by Thomas M. Green
Fig. 32 Classical Poker Hands
when dealt 5 cards from a deck of 52 cards. The smallest slice (less than 1%)
represents the chances of getting one of a Royal Flush, a Straight Flush, a “4” of a Kind,
a Full House, a Flush, or a Straight combined.
Your chances of getting a Straight or better, when dealt 5 cards at random from a deck of 52 cards,
is less than 1 in 100.
♦ What is the probability of being dealt a Pair or better
when dealt 5 cards at random from a deck of 52 cards?
▪ The complement of “a Pair or better” is “Less Than a Pair”.
P(a Pair or better) = 1 - P(Less Than a Pair)
= 1 - 0.501177 = 0.498823 (approx.)
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