re: Poker & Couple of questions about percentages.
Originally Posted by ddeely1
I think you get a pocket pair 1/16 hands. I am pretty sure this is the 5.88%. 1/16 is actually 6.25% but that is the fraction I learned.
The number is exactly what I quoted for a single player before:
52/52 x 3/52 = 5.88% Approximations are fine, but this is where the number actually comes from mathematically.
Although I always learned it as the odds
of being dealt a given pocket pair is 1/220, so with 13 different types of pocket pairs, 13/220. 1/16 is close, but I feel like it's more useful to consider it in percentages anyway. Idk about you, but I have trouble visualizing 13/220. 1/16 is a bit easier I suppose since you can think of halving something 4 times, but meh. Percentages ftw imo