by Thomas M. Green
Putting the rarity of the Royal Flush in perspective.
Suppose the height of the Empire State Building in New York (approx. 1454 ft)
represents the total number of 5-card hands (2,598,960).
“What height corresponds to the number of Royal Flushes?”
Answer: approx. 0.0269 in. or about the height of a stack of six one dollar bills.
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