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Solitaire Probability Question

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Posted: March 8, 2010, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

I was playing solitaire this evening, and the the first six top cards were hearts:

H - - - - - -

   H - - - - -

      H - - - -

         H - - -

            H - -

               H -

                  S

What is the probability of this happening? I multiplied 13 (hearts) x 12 x 11 x 10 x 9 x 8 and divided it by 4 (suits) to get 308,880, but I am not sure if I did this correctly.  

Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

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    Taipanez's avatar - starwars06
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    Posted: March 10, 2010, 3:40 pm - IP Logged

    i took the total number of hearts remaining over the total number of cards and multiplied across the board

    13/52 *12/51*11/50*10/49*9/48*8/47=1,235,520/14,658,134,400 or 1 in 11,863.94