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What is the probability of drawing each of the following cards from a standard playing deck? Remember that a standard deck of cards includes: cards of four suits. Two suits are black: clubs and spades; two are red: hearts and diamonds. Each suit has cards: through , Ace, Jack, Queen, and King.  

  1. P(Jack)

  1. P(spade)

  1. P(Jack of spades)

  1. P(not spade)

Find the probability by making a fraction where the total number of possibilities is the denominator and the numerator is the number of desired possibilities. Now try to do the problem.

With probabilities, fractions are frequently not simplified.