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Thus we have counted 4 × 3 ways to choose 2 queens. But we have counted each combination twice for example we counted the queen of spades first and the queen of hearts second and also the queen of hearts first and the queen of spades second. Hence the number of ways of choosing 2 things (queens) from 4 things is (4 × 3)/2. Hence the number of KKKQQ hands is 4 × (4 × 3)/2. Harley  


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