Using the concept of dependent probabilities, determine the odds that you would draw these hands (card combinations) directly from a deck of cards.

In the lecture of this module, you were introduced to determining probable outcomes related to drawing cards from a 52-card deck. Using cards to demonstrate probability concepts is a classic approach to learning about dependent probability events. In this assignment, you are going to calculate the probabilities related to drawing cards from a standard deck.

Select three different five-card combinations or five-card hands from your favorite card game that utilizes a standard 52-card deck containing four suits (clubs, hearts, diamonds, and spades), with each suit containing 13 cards with numbers 2–10 and face cards ace, king, queen, and jack. Then, do the following:

  • Using the concept of dependent probabilities, determine the odds that you would draw these hands (card combinations) directly from a deck of cards.
  • Determine the probability that you would not draw these hands (card combinations) directly from a deck of cards.
  • Think of another activity in life, besides playing cards, where the concepts of probability would be useful to the decision-making process and share it with the group.

Write your initial response in a minimum of 200 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

By Saturday, November 21, 2015, post your response to the appropriateDiscussion Area. Through Wednesday, November 25, 2015, review the postings of your peers and respond to at least two of them. Consider commenting on the following:

  • How do your peers’ card probabilities compare to the probabilities that you determined for your card combinations?
  • Do you think that knowledge of how to calculate probability would be useful for playing games of chance or for making decisions in other areas of life? Explain.
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