1. ## Help with question on a deck of cards please

Ok, well the question in my book says that there are 52 cards in a deck of cards. How many possibilities are there if we are to take 6 cards randomly out of the deck if 2 of them have to be face cards (king, queen, jack).
Can someone please explain to me how to do this with the answer so I can verify? thank you

I thought something like 40!/4! but that seems totally wrong -.-

2. Hello, roushrsh!

There are 52 cards in a deck of cards.
How many possibilities are there if we are to take 6 cards randomly out of the deck
if two of them have to be face cards (King, Queen, or Jack)?

There are: .$\displaystyle \begin{Bmatrix}\text{12 Face cards} \\ \text{40 Others} \end{Bmatrix}$

We want two Face cards: .$\displaystyle {12\choose2}$ ways.

And we want four Others: .$\displaystyle {40\choose4}$ ways.

If the question means exactly two Face cards, the answer is:

. . $\displaystyle \frac{12\!}{2!\,10!}\cdot\frac{40!}{4!\,36!} \;=\;66 \times 91,\!390 \;=\;6,\!031,\!740$ possibilities.

3. thank you very much