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

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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

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.


probability = 12 / 52      Reduce the fraction by 4.

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

hectictar  Jun 2, 2017

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