Following on from our playing cards post in the Never Too Young blog...
A standard deck of (French) playing cards consists of 52 cards across four suits - Hearts, Spades, Diamonds and Clubs. Each suit has 13 cards - 3 picture cards and 10 'pip' cards. 'Pips' are small symbols that determine a card's suit and number. Excluding the corner (index) pips, the 9♣ would have 9 pips for example, and the ace of ♠ would have one pip.
Question 1: Assuming the picture cards have 2 pips each, how many 'pips' does a standard deck of cards have (again, excluding the corner (index) pips?
Question 2: Dr Zonga challenges a friend. They both choose a card at random from the pack and whoever gets the highest value card, wins. Dr Zonga chooses first and picks 8 ♠. Then the friend chooses... What is the probability that Dr Zonga's card is highest?
The solution was given LIVE on Instagram, 5pm (CET), 19th March 2021. @Dr_Zonga .
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