TCG Math

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  1. Wren5

    Wren5 New Member

    Could someone please check my math on this? Thanks.

    X= the likelyhood of drawing exactly the wanted amount of a certain card in a card deck
    D= total number of cards in the deck
    C= total number of cards in the deck which are the card you want to draw
    N= number of the wanted card that one needs to draw
    R= the number of cards to be drawn in trying to find the wanted card(s)

    --------------------------------- =X

    If you're interested, I can e-mail you a pretty big chart of probabilities designed for use in the Pokemon TCG ... [email protected]
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2004
  2. Lanturn_Trainer

    Lanturn_Trainer New Member

    that gave me a headache.....*rubs head*
  3. The MOMENT I saw this topic, I KNEW that you of all people would be behind this.

    And I'm actually kind of amused by your statement that this took you two hours longer than it should have. :p

    Stop complicating the Pokemon TCG with exceedingly simple equations that look really complicated. You'll scare the children.
  4. Bigpoppabeatdown

    Bigpoppabeatdown New Member

    why am i guessing that only a handful of people understand what the ! means and how to use it....

    statistically it looks correct, but that's in a perfect environment.....

    u'd have to multiply it by constant K

    which is the outside universal constant of irregularity.....

    since so much depends on how things are shuffled and cut by the opponent, the constant is necessary....

    ok, i'll stop since i've been studying for a test that's in 6 hours and i haven't gotten any sleep yet.... D'OH
  5. Pidgeotto Trainer

    Pidgeotto Trainer New Member

    Yeah what does the ! mean? I'm trying to figure this out.
  6. bullados

    bullados <a href="

    that looks right, but something's buggin me bout it...

    I'll figure it out during Math class 2day...
  7. Scyther_trainer

    Scyther_trainer New Member

    the ! means factorial. n! is the product of all numbers 1 to n

    3! = 3 * 2 * 1 = 6
    4! = 4 * 3 * 2 * 1 = 24


    It's used in probability calculations.
  8. Bigpoppabeatdown

    Bigpoppabeatdown New Member

    yeah, u must then use algebra to simplify said factorials since the product of these things jump infinitely fast....


    (n+1)!/n! and n is at least 100....... think about it..... multiplying 1-100 even on a calculator is too big.....

    so think of it this way

    (n+1)*n!/n! = n+1 :D
  9. TrueGamerX

    TrueGamerX New Member

    I know that when you attach Metal Energies to Steel Pokemon, you also add HP to their original HP.
    Like a Dunsparce does 10 to a SS Steelix that has one Metal Energy on it. The Steelix gains 10 HP so when Dunsparce does that 10, it is subtracted to the newly added 110 HP.
    110 - 10 = 100, So the 10 does nothing.

    Just something I was thinking one day.
  10. Wren5

    Wren5 New Member

    Yes, that would be interesting. The numbers of probability would get absolutely ridiculous if you had a deck with more than 100 cards. If you filled a pokemon deck with singles, then already you can get 386,206,920 different hands when you draw your first 7. And that's if you allow yourself to rearrange the cards in your hand once you've drawn them. If you keep track of what order you draw them in, the number jumps to (calculator rounding here) 1.946482877x10^12 possible hands. That's roughly 2 quadrillion.

    Last edited: Apr 15, 2004
  11. lunatone_solrock

    lunatone_solrock New Member

    Ummm.... huh?!
  12. Water Pokemon Master

    Water Pokemon Master <a href="

    I am taking this equation to my math teacher today.

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