# Aptitude - Probability - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Probability - General Questions (Q.No. 14)
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)?
 1 13
 3 13
 1 4
 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

Discussion:
39 comments Page 1 of 4.

Isn't Ace also a face card? in that case it would be 16/52

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.

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.

I think face card means which are don't have numbers.

Ace also includes in face cards.

Ace doesn't comes under face card. King, queen and jack are called as face cards. There are 12 face cards.

In R.S agarwal the ace is specified as face card. So totally we have 16 face cards.

According to my opinion, ace is a face card, thus the ans is 16/52.

A deck of modern (Anglo-American) playing cards has the following face cards:

* Jack
* Queen
* King
by wikipedia