Probability of Straight Flush




Calculate the probability of a Straight Flush:
Straight Flush

First calculate the total number of possible hands in a 52 card deck:
From a deck of 52 cards, we want the number of possible unique ways we can choose 5 cards.
Using the combinations formula 52 choose 5 shown here, we get:
Total Possible 5 Card Hands =52!
(52-5)! * 5!

Total Possible 5 Card Hands =52!
47! * 5!

Total Possible 5 Card Hands =(52 * 51 * 50 * 49 * 48) * 47!
47! * (5 * 4 * 3 * 2 * 1)

Cancelling the 47! on top and bottom we get:
Total Possible 5 Card Hands =311,875,200
120

Total Possible 5 Card Hands = 2,598,960

Possible Straight Flushes = Possible ways to get 5 cards in a row starting with A-9 card
Possible Straight Flushes = 9 ways * 4 possible suits (Spade,Heart,Diamond,Club) = 36
Probability(Straight Flush) =Possible Straight Flushes
Total Possible 5 Card Hands

Probability(Straight Flush) =36
2,598,960

Using our GCF Calculator, we see that 36 and 2598960 can be reduced by 12
Reducing top and bottom by 12, we get:
Probability(Straight Flush) =3
216,580

In decimal format, this probability is equal to approximately 1.38517E-5