A card is chosen at random from a standard deck of 52 cards. What is the probability that the card is a Queen or a \(\diamondsuit\) (or both)?

Guest Jun 22, 2020

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We can simply add the probabilities.

There are 4 queens, 3 of which are none- spade.

Thus, 3/52 chance of non-spade queen.

13 spades, 12 non-queen. 12/52

1 spade-queen, 1/52

Or you could add them all and subtract 1/52, since you'd be adding 2 copies of the spade-queen(1 with spades, other with queen)

Thus (3+12+1)/52 = 16/52

You can simplify that.

hugomimihu Jun 22, 2020