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The game of blackjack is played with a deck consisting of 13 cards (one of each of the numbers 2-10, one jack, one queen, one king, and one of ace) in each of four suits: clubs, diamonds, hearts, and spades.

In a game of blackjack, if your first card is a spade, what are the odds that it is an ace?

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27 Feb 2013, 04:10

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emmak wrote:

The game of blackjack is played with a deck consisting of 13 cards (one of each of the numbers 2-10, one jack, one queen, one king, and one of ace) in each of four suits: clubs, diamonds, hearts, and spades.

In a game of blackjack, if your first card is a spade, what are the odds that it is an ace?

A. 1/52 B. 1/26 C. 1/13 D. 1/4 E. 5/13

The question should ask about the probability not the odds.

There are 13 spades, the probability that the spade we already have is an ace is therefore 1/13.

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18 May 2014, 00:10

I selected A 1/52 ... Really difficult to understand how blackjack is being played with 13 cards.. _________________

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18 May 2014, 04:48

Bunuel wrote:

emmak wrote:

The game of blackjack is played with a deck consisting of 13 cards (one of each of the numbers 2-10, one jack, one queen, one king, and one of ace) in each of four suits: clubs, diamonds, hearts, and spades.

In a game of blackjack, if your first card is a spade, what are the odds that it is an ace?

A. 1/52 B. 1/26 C. 1/13 D. 1/4 E. 5/13

The question should ask about the probability not the odds.

There are 13 spades, the probability that the spade we already have is an ace is therefore 1/13.

Answer: C.

Bunuel, if the question were about odds, the correct answer would be 1/12. Is that right?

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18 May 2014, 10:24

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Temurkhon wrote:

Bunuel wrote:

emmak wrote:

The game of blackjack is played with a deck consisting of 13 cards (one of each of the numbers 2-10, one jack, one queen, one king, and one of ace) in each of four suits: clubs, diamonds, hearts, and spades.

In a game of blackjack, if your first card is a spade, what are the odds that it is an ace?

A. 1/52 B. 1/26 C. 1/13 D. 1/4 E. 5/13

The question should ask about the probability not the odds.

There are 13 spades, the probability that the spade we already have is an ace is therefore 1/13.

Answer: C.

Bunuel, if the question were about odds, the correct answer would be 1/12. Is that right?

Hi Temurkhon, When talking about odds (in favour) , it is 1 to 12 (or 1:12) as it measures the likelihood of an event occurring posited against not occurring.

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