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Three of a Kind (Posted on 2003-11-19) Difficulty: 4 of 5
You have a standard pack of 52 playing cards. You then shuffle them and begin to draw out cards until you have three of a kind. What is the most likely number of cards drawn when this happens?

You then shuffle another pack of 52 playing cards into the pile. What happens to the expected number of cards now? (i.e. does it double / halve / stay the same?)

No Solution Yet Submitted by Lewis    
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  Subject Author Date
Solution???Wendy2004-02-17 18:43:44
When is there gonna be a solution?snapp2003-12-31 16:01:50
This might be a solutionpuzzlesrfun2003-12-09 21:14:21
Solution Described for One CaseCharlie2003-11-23 22:25:55
Notes on the solutionCharlie2003-11-21 16:04:16
SolutionAnalytic Solution:Computer aided for computationsCharlie2003-11-21 15:58:44
Comments on poker hand solutionsLorne Hrynkiw2003-11-21 05:40:13
re(3): A non-poker solution (computer program not used)Charlie2003-11-20 22:48:04
re(2): A non-poker solution (computer program not used)Charlie2003-11-20 22:43:55
re: A non-poker solution (computer program not used)Charlie2003-11-20 22:36:38
Some ThoughtsOne flaw in your reasoning...SilverKnight2003-11-20 21:57:52
Some ThoughtsWhen you're right, you're right, SilverKnight...Dan2003-11-20 20:41:35
thoughtsTristan2003-11-20 20:01:35
re: Additional clarifications for SilverKnightSilverKnight2003-11-20 18:21:34
SolutionA non-poker solution (computer program not used)Dan2003-11-20 18:03:41
Additional clarifications for SilverKnightDan2003-11-20 16:58:08
re: Some responses for SilverKnight,,,,SilverKnight2003-11-20 15:50:13
Some responses for SilverKnight,,,,Dan2003-11-20 15:37:26
re: Just a thought..SilverKnight2003-11-20 15:34:57
Just a thought..Chris2003-11-20 15:30:51
Some ThoughtsDan - yet another problem with your analysisSilverKnight2003-11-20 14:30:39
re(2):Lee2003-11-20 13:42:26
re(2):SilverKnight2003-11-20 12:54:35
re:Dan2003-11-20 12:42:53
Questionre(3): I think I've got it. (No computer program used).SilverKnight2003-11-20 12:40:27
My house is full of pears!Lee2003-11-20 12:24:58
No SubjectLee2003-11-20 12:20:34
re(2): I think I've got it. (No computer program used).Dan2003-11-20 12:10:43
Questionre: I think I've got it. (No computer program used).SilverKnight2003-11-20 11:14:21
re: THREE OF A KIND !!!!!!!Cory Taylor2003-11-20 10:02:29
Hints/TipsTHREE OF A KIND !!!!!!!Dan2003-11-20 05:56:47
SolutionI think I've got it. (No computer program used).Dan2003-11-20 03:33:26
challengeVictor Zapana2003-11-19 20:02:08
2-deck simulationCharlie2003-11-19 17:34:52
Adding Median and Mean to simulationCharlie2003-11-19 17:21:29
re(2): simulationSilverKnight2003-11-19 17:00:34
re: simulationSilverKnight2003-11-19 16:45:30
Hints/TipssimulationCharlie2003-11-19 16:25:47
Some Thoughtsinteresting problem...SilverKnight2003-11-19 15:51:52
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