Posted by Paul on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 5:40pm.
Two cards are drawn in succession without replacement from a standard deck of 52 cards. What is the probability that the first card is a spade given that the second card is a club? (Round your answer to three decimal places
Wondering why I keep getting 1/4?

Math  genie_math, Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 7:35pm
Total cards  52
Total spades  13
Total clubs  13
The probability of selecting 2 cards  52C2
Given  Second card is a club
The first card to be a spade  13C1
total probability  [13C1] [13C1]
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52C2