14.(v)   One card is drawn from a well-shuffled deck of 52 cards. Find the probability of getting (v)a spade

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H Harsh Kankaria

Total number of cards in a well-shuffled deck = 52

Hence, total possible outcomes = 52

(5) Let E be the event of getting a spade.

There are 13 cards in each suit. {2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,J,Q,K,A}

Hence, number of favourable outcomes = 13

\therefore P(E) = \frac{favourable\ outcomes}{total\ outcomes} = \frac{13}{52}

= \frac{1}{4}

Therefore, the probability of getting a spade is  \frac{1}{4}