Posted by **Jen** on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 8:47pm.

A card is selected from a standard deck of 52 playing cards. A standard deck of cards has 12 face cards and four Aces (Aces are not face cards). Find the probability of selecting

·an eight given the card is a not a face card.

·a club given the card is red.

·a King, given that the card is red.

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 8:57pm
OK, Jen. Now it's your turn to get away from the computer and start doing your own thinking.

We've shown you how to find probabilities. Now, use your brain, pencil and paper, and calculator to find these answers.

We'll be glad to check them.

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**Jen**, Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 9:10pm
i believe the first one is 4/52?

the second one is 2/12?

and the last one is 4/12?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 9:23pm
1. ·an eight given the card is a not a face card.

This question is confusing. I suspect that this answer is 4/40

2. Clubs are black.

3. No.

Buy or borrow a deck of cards and study them carefully.

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**Jen**, Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 9:27pm
2. 4/12?

3. 8/12??

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 9:46pm
NO!

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**Jen**, Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 9:54pm
im confused!! :(

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 9:55pm
**Buy or borrow a deck of cards and study them carefully. **

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**Jen**, Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 10:13pm
ok....will do

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