In the card game called “Twenty-One,” two cards are dealt from a randomly shuffled deck of playing cards. The player’s goal is to get the sum of his or her cards to be as close (or equal) to
How many ways are there to be dealt two cards?
The tens, jacks, queens, and kings all have a value of
points. There are four of each in a standard deck. What is the probability of being dealt two ten-valued cards?
How many ways are there to select two cards from the set of ten-valued cards?
Divide this number by the total number of
If you did not already do so, write your solution to part (b) in the form
What is the probability (as a percent) of being dealt two face cards? (Face cards are Kings, Queens, and Jacks, that is, the cards that have faces.) Also write your answer as
See part (b).
In “Twenty-One” an Ace can count as
point or points. The deal is called “soft” when the Ace is counted as points. What is the probability of being dealt a “soft ,” that is, a card worth ten points and an Ace?
See part (c).