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Posted by on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 11:42am.

Two cards are drawn without replacement from an ordinary deck of 52 playing cards. What are
the odds against drawing a club and a diamond?

  • math - , Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 6:23pm

    The odds of drawing a either a club or diamond on the first card = 26/52. The odds of drawing the other suit on the second card = 13/51.

    For the probability of both happening, multiply the two probabilities.

    For the probability of neither happening, subtract that last value from 1.

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