# If you have a new deck of shuffled cards, what is the probability you will choose a red card? (52 cards, no jokers)

Feb 21, 2018

$P \left(\text{choosing red card}\right) = \frac{1}{2}$

#### Explanation:

The total number of cards $= 52$

The no. of red cards $= 26$

P("red card")= "No.of red cards"/"Total no.of cards"

So

$P \left(\text{red card}\right) = \frac{26}{52}$

$P \left(\text{red card}\right) = \frac{1}{2}$