I played Rummikub with my family last night and we couldn't figure out how to calculate the probability of drawing 4 consecutive numbers of same colors in the initial draw. would appreciate help..
Rummikub is a Rummy-style game played with tiles. There are 2 sets of 4 colored tiles numbered 1 through 13, plus 2 jokers for a total of 106 tiles.
The game starts with each player drawing 14 tiles.
what is the probability that a player will have at least 1 set of 4 consecutive numbers of the same color ?
I assume the hypergeometric distribution should be used, but I'm not sure how to apply it.