# Number of cards to deal to guarantee three from the same suit [closed]

The minimum number of cards to be dealt from an arbitrarily shuffled deck of $52$ cards to guarantee that three cards are from some same suit is??

• Have you tried anything yourself? Please show work or research. Jan 2 '15 at 4:53

Hint: If your luck runs out, the first $8$ cards we choose will consist of $2$ of each suit. The answer is hence...