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You draw five cards, one at a time, from a standard deck.

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You draw five cards, one at a time, from a standard deck. You do not replace a card once it is drawn. The random variable represents the number of cards that are hearts.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Math Homework
Expert:  Ryan replied 5 months ago.


Thank you for using the site. I'll be happy to help you with your math question.

I'm with you so far. Is there more to this problem? I'm not yet clear on what is being asked for.



Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I would like to know what is the probability that I would draw a heart in the first 5 cards
Expert:  Ryan replied 5 months ago.

Ok. For the purposes of your question does "draw a heart in the first five cards" mean any number of hearts drawn, or specifically one and only one heart?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Any number of hearts drawn
Expert:  Ryan replied 5 months ago.

Ok, thanks. I'll have a solution posted for you in a few minutes.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Ryan replied 5 months ago.

Hi again,

Here is the solution:


(Clicking on the above link will take you to a page where you can download the detailed solution as a Word document.)

Please feel free to ask if you have any questions about this solution. I'll be happy to explain anything that is not clear.



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