To play a particular card game, each player is dealt five cards from a standard deck of 52 cards. How many different hands are possible?
Combinations formula:
Number of ways to choose r objects from n distinct objects is
Given: standard deck is of 52 cards
Total number of cards, n= 52
Each player is dealt five cards
That is, r = 5
To find: Number of different hands
That is, number of ways to choose 5 cards from 52 cards
Hence number of ways to choose 5 cards from 52 cards is
ANSWER:
Number of different hands is 2,598,960