You draw a single card from a standard deck of 52 cards. What is the probability that it is a face card (jack, queen, or king)?

Guest Jun 2, 2017

#1**+3 **

There is a 23% chance you would get a jack, queen, or king. You get this by adding up all the royal cards, and dividing it by the total amount of cards.

Absolutezero
Jun 2, 2017

#2**+2 **

probability = number of ways event can happen / total number of possible outcomes

In this case...

probability = number of face cards / total number of cards in the deck

There are 12 face cards in a deck. There are 52 cards total.

so...

probability = 12 / 52 Reduce the fraction by 4.

probability = 3 / 13 ( which is ≈ 23% like Absolutezero said :) )

hectictar
Jun 2, 2017