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Probability puzzles require you to weigh all the possibilities and pick the most likely outcome.

 

Puzzle ID:#2378
Fun:*** (2.56)
Difficulty:*** (2.73)
Category:Probability
Submitted By:rayneeday***
Corrected By:Swordoffury1392

 

 

 



Slick Willie is trying his hand at blackjack on a two deck table in Las Vegas. The dealer rolls through 3 hands in which Willie counts 17 face cards and 29 non face cards. On the fourth hand he sees 4 face cards and 9 non-face cards, of which he has a SEVEN and a FIVE and the dealer has an ACE showing. What are the odds that Willie will bust if he takes one card?




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