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A standard deck of 52 cards has 13 ranks (Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King) and 4 suits ($\spadesuit$, $\heartsuit$, $\diamondsuit$, and $\clubsuit$), such that there is exactly one card for any given rank and suit. Two of the suits ($\spadesuit$ and $\clubsuit$) are black and the other two suits ($\heartsuit$ and $\diamondsuit$) are red. The deck is randomly arranged. What is the probability that the top card is a $\heartsuit$?

 Jul 27, 2020
edited by Guest  Jul 27, 2020
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We know that there are 13 heartsuit cards in a deck of 52 cards. Therefore, the chance of one being the top card (there's nothing very special about being the top card, it's just like picking one out of the 52 cards) is13/52.

 

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 Jul 27, 2020

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