A card is picked at random from a standard deck of 52 cards. What is the probability of picking a face card (King, Queen, or Jack)?

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A card is picked at random from a standard deck of 52 cards. What is the probability of picking a face card (King, Queen, or Jack)?
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Answer:

There are 52 different cards. There are four suits, each suit having three face cards. First lets see how many face cards are in the deck
Four suits times 3 face cards per each suit

4×3=12

And there are 52 cards so the probability of drawing a face card is:

12/52