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What is the probability of drawing a queen or a diamond from a normal shuffled deck?

a) 2/3
b) 4/13
c) 17/52
d) 16/51
e) 1/4

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b) 4/13...

there are 4 Queens and 13 diamonds IN A 52 deck card.. so:

P(queen or diamond) = P(queen) + P(diamond) − P(queen and diamond)
P(queen or diamond) = (4/52) + (13/52) − (1/52)
P(queen or diamond) = 16/52
P(queen or diamond) = 4/13..

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MJ2009 wrote:
b) 4/13...

there are 4 Queens and 13 diamonds IN A 52 deck card.. so:

P(queen or diamond) = P(queen) + P(diamond) − P(queen and diamond)
P(queen or diamond) = (4/52) + (13/52) − (1/52)
P(queen or diamond) = 16/52
P(queen or diamond) = 4/13..

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Simply awesome
more because of the datailing part
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MJ2009 wrote:
b) 4/13...

there are 4 Queens and 13 diamonds IN A 52 deck card.. so:

P(queen or diamond) = P(queen) + P(diamond) − P(queen and diamond)
P(queen or diamond) = (4/52) + (13/52) − (1/52)
P(queen or diamond) = 16/52
P(queen or diamond) = 4/13..

hope that helps you understand it!

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