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

May 18, 2018

1/2

#### Explanation:

There are 26 red cards, and 26 black cards. the ratio is

$\frac{26}{52} = \frac{1}{2}$

May 18, 2018

I tried this:

#### Explanation:

I would take the number of possible outcomes: $52$
the number of favourable outcomes: Hearts+Diamonds$= 13 + 13 = 26$

so the probability will be:

$p \left(\text{red}\right) = \frac{26}{52} = 0.5$ or 50% as we could guess immediatelly.