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    A standard deck of 52 cards contains 4 aces. What is the probability of randomly drawing a card that is not an ace?
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    Re: A standard deck of 52 cards contains 4 aces. What is the probability of randomly

    Quote Originally Posted by jamiei View Post
    A standard deck of 52 cards contains 4 aces. What is the probability of randomly drawing a card that is not an ace?
    Suppose that $\large\mathscr{P}(A)$ is the probability of drawing an ace then $\large 1-\mathscr{P}(A)$ is the probability of not drawing an ace.
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    Re: A standard deck of 52 cards contains 4 aces. What is the probability of randomly

    There are 52 cards in the deck and 4 of them are aces. So 52- 4= 48 are "not aces". The probability a card drawn at random (all cards being equally likely) is 48/52= 12/13.
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    Re: A standard deck of 52 cards contains 4 aces. What is the probability of randomly

    Quote Originally Posted by HallsofIvy View Post
    The probability a card drawn at random (all cards being equally likely) is 48/52= 12/13.
    The probability a card drawn at random IS NOT AN ACE (all cards being equally likely)
    is 48/52= 12/13.
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