# A card is drawn from a standard deck. Not red or ace?

• Nov 29th 2010, 03:04 AM
Narek
A card is drawn from a standard deck. Not red or ace?
A card is drawn from a standard deck of playing cards. What is the probability that it will not be a red or ace?

My Solution (which seems to be incorrect):

I would say, the probability that it's red is 1/2
The probability that it's ace is 4/52. On the other hand, there are two ace cards which are Red and already counted so I would say (4-2)/52 = 2/52

so 1 - (1/2 + 2/52) = 1 - 0.53 = 0.47

Is this correct? How to solve this problem in the form of C(n,m)?

Thank you (Speechless)
• Nov 29th 2010, 03:08 AM
Prove It
Of the 52 cards, there are 26 that are red and 2 other aces. So that means that there are 28 that are red or an ace.

So what's the probability of not getting red or an ace?
• Nov 29th 2010, 03:13 AM
Narek
Quote:

Originally Posted by Prove It
Of the 52 cards, there are 26 that are red and 2 other aces. So that means that there are 28 that are red or an ace.

So what's the probability of not getting red or an ace?

That is 1 - (28/52) = 24/52 = 0.46 ~~~ hmmmmm
• Nov 29th 2010, 03:14 AM
Prove It
Correct.