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Problem C. 1284. (March 2015)

C. 1284. Five cards are drawn at random from a deck of German cards. Which of the following events has a higher probability: the event that all five are from the same suit, or the event that there are four cards among them with the same denomination?

(Competition problem from Germany)

(5 pont)

Deadline expired on April 10, 2015.


137 students sent a solution.
5 points:91 students.
4 points:13 students.
2 points:14 students.
1 point:7 students.
0 point:12 students.

Problems in Mathematics of KöMaL, March 2015