Find the probability of drawing a face card in a single random draw from a well-shuffled pack of ordinary playing cards.

Question: Find the probability of drawing a face card in a single random draw from a well-shuffled pack of ordinary playing cards.

Solution:

There are 52 mutually exclusive equally likely outcomes. The number of favourable outcomes (face cards – include the jack, the queen and the king in each) is 12. Thus p (drawing a face card) = 12/52 = 3/13.

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