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Think of a standard deck of playing cards that has four suits in two colors: diamonds and hearts are red; clubs and spades are black. Each suit has cards: an ace, the numbers two through ten, a jack, a queen and a king (the last three are called "face" cards). What is the probability of drawing:

  1. A black or ?

    There are black suits for each card.
    So there are black 's and black 's.

     Can you reduce this number?

  1. A red face card?

    There are red suits, and each suit has face cards.

  1. A card less than ?

    There are suits. Within each suit, how many cards are less than ?