Thursday, October 05, 2006

Of disappointment

I am like so disappointed can. What kind of dumbass would mixed up the probability of getting a royal flush with the probability of getting a straight flush? (Its a bloody 10 times difference can?) Especially so for someone who play lots of Big2 card games and know all the possible combinations for poker. Currytan, go kill urself or something. *Bang head against wall*

20 comments:

NinjaLZG said...

sorry huh. whats a royal flush and a striaght flush. how come its 10 times diff? hmm...

Currytan said...

Royal flush is 10,J,Q,K,A of the same suit. So there are a total of only 4 such possible combinations.

Straight flush is any 5 cards in sequence and of the same suit. So, we consider the possible starting card for such combination which are A to 10. (you can't form a straight flush with a J, Q or K as starting card as there is no cards at the end of the sequence) Therefore, we have (10 choose 1) times (4 suir choose 1) equals 40 possible combinations for straigh flush.

In fact, the probability for straight flush is more difficult to find than a royal flush. More reasons for me to kick myself. Dang. =(

Currytan said...

Anyway for those who are wondering what this whole fuss is about.. it was a question in my stats test.. Question ask for royal flush, stupid me go crack my brain to think of how to get straight flush.. So disappointed with myself for being so careless. =(

NinjaLZG said...

so, just for fun, laughter peace and joy, (*** and harmony), what is your ans for a royal flush? Im asking this cos' my ans doesnt really tally with some websites ans.

As for the carelessness, just learn from it and well, there's 2 more obstacles ahead. =) just be careful. Don't worry, u will know what i mean when Dr Ho shows u the histogram.

NinjaLZG said...

then from ur definition, a royal flush is a subset of a straight flush?

Currytan said...

Probability is 4/(52 choose 5) = 1.54E-6.

Yea, royal flush is a subset of straight flush.

Don_Jerome said...

no worries dude. u dun have the exclusive rights to making silly mistakes. Mua also very prone to them.

I can compile my list and we can compare who is better at making dumb mistakes.

But might have to get back to you in a while thou...ok wait, make that a long while.

Beng Keong said...

Royal flush is a straight flush of Royal proportions. When you get a straight flush of numbers like 10, J Q, K, A dunt you think you need to give it a nicer sounding name? hehe

NinjaLZG said...

oh yeah. sounds logical. I see... No wonder... =)

Never gambled in my life lar. tts why not so sure on such terms.

cheahchuwen said...

hey, ninja, u sure u didn't gamble at the chalet? you were taking bets and all..... HEH =]

Don_Jerome said...

ninja is almost a saint, he deosn't watch porn, he is'nt gay, he does not swear, he is a sensitive new age guy, he is a ladies man, not a womaniser.

he's my idol.

mw said...

KS, better watch what you say...later you might get a needle prick on your ass like yeow den you know...

NinjaLZG said...

of course... Needless to say, I'm so nicee to the world. IT's a no wonder that I'm EVERYONE'S IDOL. Not just Singapore, American, etc, but i think I'm the

WORLD IDOL.

So there. Worship me.

And what u mean "ALMOST a saint?"

Beng Keong said...

It usually takes a dead person to be called a saint.

NinjaLZG said...

what? alrights, fine... I shall reveal my true self then... I'm the SNAG (sensitive new age guy) =).

By the way, I dont see that a saint must be dead. Read this definition:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/saint

So there, Im a SNAG. =p

Currytan said...

Jere:
Good one!

Ninja:
*Puke!*

NinjaLZG said...

... Don, told u not to make it so obvious stating that im a SNAG already. See? Sometimes people just get so jealous that I'm one. Next time you know it by yourself enough... It's not easy being humble all the time you know?

Don_Jerome said...

dude, ur seriously deluded. I was dripping sarcasm.

NinjaLZG said...

of cuz u are "dripping with sacarsm"!

(*grinz* good idea to use this tactic to retract what u said earlier on. Keep it up!)

Currytan said...

Wah someone not shy arh. Sheesh...ultra thick-skinned ninja.