# If a single card is drawn from an ordinary deck of cards, what is the probability of drawing a jack, queen, king, or ace?

$P \left(\text{randomly draw a Jack, Queen, King, or Ace}\right) = \frac{16}{52} = \frac{4}{13}$

#### Explanation:

A standard deck has 13 ordinal cards (Ace, 2-10, Jack, Queen, King) with one of each in each of four suits (Hearts, Diamonds, Spades, Clubs), for a total of $13 \times 4 = 52$ cards.

If we draw a card from a standard deck, there are 52 cards we might get.

There are 16 cards that will satisfy the condition of picking a Jack, Queen, King, or Ace.

This gives us:

$P \left(\text{randomly draw a Jack, Queen, King, or Ace}\right) = \frac{16}{52} = \frac{4}{13}$