Brain Game: Ba-roosh!
Some of you will stay inside where it's warm and play poker this weekend, so today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-All Friday challenge will give you something to discuss while you're trying to bluff you way through. Good luck!
Not including straight-flushes or royal flushes,
how many different possible card combinations
result in a flush in a standard 5-card poker hand
from a single deck (no jokers or wild cards)?
There are 5,108 different card combinations that will result in a flush. The number rises to 5,148 when including royal and straight flushes.
(Some of our readers love to show their math, so I'll leave that for them to do.)
Thanks for playing! Join us in three days for a brand new Monday Math Square. See you then!