How do you find the probability of selecting not a face card from a standard deck of 52 playing cards?

1 Answer
May 7, 2018

Answer:

#color(blue)("Probability"=10/13~~0.769230769)#

Explanation:

There are four suites in a deck, each containing three picture cards.

Total number of picture cards is:

#4xx3=12#

Number of cards in deck that are not picture cards:

#52-12=40#

These are the favourable outcomes.

Probability is:

#("favourable outcomes")/("all possible outcomes")#

#:.#

#40/52=10/13#

#"Probability"=10/13~~0.769230769#