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The hypergeometric distribution: an application from poker. (English)
Math. Spectr. 48, No. 2, 62-64 (2016).
Summary: Card games offer interesting and accessible opportunities to illustrate various aspects of probability. This article introduces the hypergeometric probability distribution and uses it to confirm the probability of occurrence of a flush in the card game poker. In addition, the results of a simple experiment to examine the expected versus actual frequencies of poker hands are reported.
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