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14.

One card is drawn at random from a pack of 52 cards. What is the probability that the card drawn is a face card (Jack, Queen and King only)?

[A].
 1 13
[B].
 3 13
[C].
 1 4
[D].
 9 52

Explanation:

Clearly, there are 52 cards, out of which there are 12 face cards.

 P (getting a face card) = 12 = 3 . 52 13

 Rashmi said: (Wed, Aug 11, 2010 12:03:10 PM) Isn't Ace also a face card? in that case it would be 16/52

 Frank said: (Thu, Aug 12, 2010 06:21:34 AM) There are only 3 face cards in one set and there are 4 different sets, face cards are cards on which pictures are printed like jack, king, queen.

 Partha said: (Fri, Aug 20, 2010 11:05:54 AM) Yes you are right because the term face card relates to the images of human faces that can be found on the Kings, Queens and Jacks in a regular deck of cards.

 Srinivas said: (Tue, Nov 2, 2010 02:53:00 PM) I think face card means which are don't have numbers.

 Rohit said: (Thu, Nov 11, 2010 04:36:07 PM) Ace also includes in face cards.

 Sateesh said: (Thu, Dec 2, 2010 06:21:04 PM) Ace doesn't comes under face card. King, queen and jack are called as face cards. There are 12 face cards.

 Ramya said: (Tue, Dec 28, 2010 05:47:22 AM) In R.S agarwal the ace is specified as face card. So totally we have 16 face cards.

 Souvik said: (Wed, Mar 23, 2011 03:33:55 PM) According to my opinion, ace is a face card, thus the ans is 16/52.

 Rits said: (Wed, Mar 30, 2011 03:39:16 AM) A deck of modern (Anglo-American) playing cards has the following face cards: * Jack * Queen * King by wikipedia

 Rahul said: (Tue, May 31, 2011 05:01:24 PM) Ok dudes either it is 16 or 12? Which one we shud follow. Every one are correct.

 Sumit Chatterjee said: (Mon, Jun 13, 2011 09:52:54 AM) Yes dude there are 3 face card in a set i.e king,queen,jack... So total face card is 12 , Hence 12/52=3/13..

 Rani said: (Thu, Jul 28, 2011 02:18:42 PM) In RS Agarwal it is given that there are 16 face cards. Jack Queen King Aces

 Sachin said: (Thu, Aug 4, 2011 03:45:47 PM) @Rani in Aces there is no face... like king, queen, joker so aces shouldn't count.

 Ronnie said: (Sat, Oct 22, 2011 01:58:04 PM) No the answer is right. !

 Swetha said: (Tue, Nov 8, 2011 03:54:23 PM) But in this question they mentioned face cards in bracket na? so no confusion. Answer should be 3/13.

 Mayuri said: (Sun, Feb 19, 2012 08:30:27 PM) In the question the thing asked about is (jack,queen & king only) so 4*3=12 face card,they didn't ask about aces(total face card=16).