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    drawing carss from a deck

    In how many ways can you draw any odd number or a face card from a deck of 52 cards?

    This i what i have so far:

    20/52 cards are odd in the whole deck
    12/52 cards are face cards

    so would u do 20!/ 52 and 12!/52

    or would u do 20!12!/52

    i would appreciate if someone could help me wid this
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    How does one count the aces?
    Is an ace an odd number, 1? Is it a face card? Is it both?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plato View Post
    How does one count the aces?
    Is an ace an odd number, 1? Is it a face card? Is it both?
    They are not a face cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiran View Post
    In how many ways can you draw any odd number or a face card from a deck of 52 cards?

    This i what i have so far:

    20/52 cards are odd in the whole deck
    12/52 cards are face cards

    so would u do 20!/ 52 and 12!/52

    or would u do 20!12!/52

    i would appreciate if someone could help me wid this
    =)
    Thirty two cards are favourable outcomes of 52 possible draws.

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    aces is considered as 1 which is therefore an odd number

    and the question states how many WAYS.. it does not seem like a simple probability problem where u add both the probabalities. it seems that there is permutations invloled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiran View Post
    aces is considered as 1 which is therefore an odd number

    and the question states how many WAYS.. it does not seem like a simple probability problem where u add both the probabalities. it seems that there is permutations invloled.
    For it to be anything more than the simple counting of favourable to
    unfavourable outcomes I would expect a number of cards to be drawn to be specified.

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