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Probability

Postby Guest » Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:21 pm

4 / 2,598,960 = 0.00000153908

Approximate fraction:

2 / 1,000,000

2 chances in 1 million for a royal flush.

2,598,960 possible poker hands.

How is the approx. fraction calculated ?
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Re: Probability

Postby Guest » Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:00 pm

Please reply, Thanks.
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Re: Probability

Postby Guest » Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:08 pm

Could you not calculate that 2/1,000,000= 0.000002?
1,000,000 has 6 zeros and 0.000002 has 6 places after the decimal.
Equivalently, 2/10^6= 2x 10^(-6).

And since 1.53 is slightly close to 2 than to 1, rounding 0.00000153908 rounds to 0.000002.
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