John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey
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So, Math Geeks... Question...

Suppose there are five players around a table, and each one draws a card from a standard deck of playing cards. How do you determine the chances that one of them will draw the Ace of Spades?

Obviously, for the first player the chance is 1 in 52; the second player it's 1 in 51, and so on. But I'm thinking of the aggregate-- that on the first round of drawing, the Ace of Spades will show up for somebody?

...I'm guessing calculus is involved.

-The Gneech

EDIT: Could it really be as simple as 5 in 250 (or 1 in 50)?
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