7 No TrumpDiscrete Mathematics Level 3
The card game Bridge is played using a standard 52 card deck. At the start of a hand, each player is dealt 13 cards from the deck. One player looks at the 13 cards he was dealt and notices that he has 12 cards in one suit and an ace in a different suit. How many different possible sets of 13 cards could that player have?
Details and assumptions
A standard deck of cards consists of 52 cards, formed by 13 ranks (Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen and King) of 4 suits (clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades)