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    probability of getting 4 aces when 5 cards are drawn

    Question: Find the probability of getting 4 aces when 5 cards are drawn from an ordinary deck of cards. Which of the followings is the correct answer? (i) or (ii)?

    (i) ((4C4)(48))/(52C5)

    (ii) ((5P4)(48))/(52P5)

    According to my textbook, (i) is the correct answer. Why? Why the order of selection is not important? Thank you.

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    Re: probability of getting 4 aces when 5 cards are drawn

    Both answers are the same. Which version you choose depends on how you look at the problem. kat

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