# How do you find the probability of selecting a face card from a standard deck of 52 playing cards?

Apr 17, 2017

$\frac{3}{13}$

#### Explanation:

There are $4$ jacks, $4$ queens, and $4$ kings. That means that there are $12$ face cards. This is the numerator

A playing deck has $52$ cards. That's the denominator. So the probability is:

$\frac{12}{52}$.

However, we can simplify this to:

$\frac{3}{13}$