That’s a lot of shuffling

There are 44,523,312,694,361,020,971,556,671,544,734,879,370,359,807,003,367,569,358,848,000,000,000,000 ways to order a deck of cards.

19 thoughts on “That’s a lot of shuffling”

  1. Hmmm – I think you typed random numbers….either that or you have A LOT of free time on your hands. Nobody in their right mind sits around for four months shuffling a deck of cards…..

  2. He just did. – 1*2*3*4*5*6*7*8*9*10, etc. to 52, which is basically 52!
    If you were to figure out that by actually arranging a deck of cards, it would take you billions of nonillions of years.(Probably even more)

  3. the real fact – ok if u did figure all that out..u have no life and need to find some friends…and the real answer would be8.065817517 x 10^ multiplying all the numbers 1-52 together

  4. B*llocks. – It’s 52! (52 factorial). 5seconds on my calculator. Thought, to be fair, that’s almost right… only out by a factor of around 2.

  5. 4 Months? 5 sec – Four months is a long time. 5 secs to figure this one out is long as well. I got the answer in under 1 sec.

  6. How to do it – 52! to the fifty second power. That means u mutply 52 by every number below it until u get to one. Then u multipy ur answer by itself 52 times. It would if ur decently intelligent only take a few hours at most

  7. oh my gosh – thew fact that u know how to do that is scary, but yer you are correct in saying that 52 ot the 52 power is the correct way to do the equation, but still.

  8. MONKEYMAN is right!! – The only thing I have to say is…there is one person right and it’s MONKEYMAN. It’s 52! (52 factorial), for all the ppl who don’t know it’s when u kan shuffle the kards to how many ways 42 factorial is. (and ik it’s a big-ass # to)

  9. i don’t think… – that someone can figure that out because i read that no one knows all the combinations of the letters in the alphabet, and wouldnt that be less than the cards?

  10. slinky – slinky is right 52! is 8.065817517^67 which is

  11. Permutation – If you have 52 objects to fill 52 spots that is 52 permutations of 52 different orders, which is 52!/(52-52!), or 52!/0!, or 52! (since 0! = 1), which is 52*51*50…*2*1, which equals about 8.06581752*10^67, or 8,065,817,520,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 different ways to arrange a deck of cards with 52 different cards. Whith 2 jokers it’s 54!, or about 2.30843697*10^71, or 230,843,697,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 ways to arrange the deck. For a pinochle deck with 48 cards there are 48!, or about 1.24139156*10^61, or 12,413,915,600,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 different ways to arrange the deck.
    ——-Source: my incredible math knowledge and Google Calculator.

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