# Question #99f41

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#### Explanation:

The probability of drawing 1 specific card (e.g. Queen of Hearts) is:

That is 1 desired outcome divided by all of the possible outcomes, 52.

Wanting to draw a Queen or a Jack has 8 desired outcomes (4 Queens and 4 Jacks) divided by all of the possible outcomes, 52.

A fundamental principle of probability is that the probability all of the desired outcomes and the probability of all of the undesired outcomes must add up to 1.

Note: the bar indicates NOT drawing a Queen or a Jack.

We can use this fact to find the probability of not drawing a Queen or Jack:

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

There are 8 cards you cannot get - 1 of 4 queens and 1 of 4 jacks.

Therefore there are

There is an 11/13 chance of getting something other than a queen or a jack.

There is an approximately 84.6% chance of getting neither a queen or a jack.