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# Combinations Proof : The formula used to determine the number of different ways to deal n distinct playing cards to two players where each player gets at least one card.

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Show that 2(2^n-1 - 1) is the formula used to determine the number of different ways to deal n distinct playing cards to two players where each player gets at least one card.

I want to allow the possibility of giving a different number of cards to each player.

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Show that 2(2^n-1 - 1) is the formula used to determine the number of different ways to deal n distinct playing cards to two players where each player gets at least one card.

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The formula used to determine the number of different ways to deal n distinct playing cards to two players where each player gets at least one card is proven. The solution is detailed and well presented.

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