lastochka,

there are not 26 ways,actually 13*6=78 ways.

Let me see if I can explain this in simple words.

For each number you have four cards(one hearts,one clubs,one dice and once spade).You can pick them in 6 ways ({hearts,clubs},{hearts,dice},{hearts,spade},{clubs,dice},{clubs,spade},{dice,spade}). You donot need to calculate like this all the time. Picking 2 items from 4 items can be done in 4C2=6 ways.

All this is for one number.We have 13 numbers like this (A,2, 3, ,...J,Q,K).So you can pick a pair in 13*6 ways.

Hope this helps.

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