# two cards are drawn without replacement from an ordinary​ deck

Two cards are drawn without replacement from an ordinary​ deck, find the probability that the second is not a queen​, given that the first is a queen.

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## 1 Answer

You should be able to do it yourself. There are 51 cards remaining and 3 queens. If the cards are strictly random the probability of a queen is 3/51=1/17, so the probability of not a queen is 16/17.

• iam trying to solve ...and your answer 3/51 is incorrect – Omar Galal Jul 5 at 21:37
• The OP is trying to find the probability that the second card is NOT a queen. This is the probability that the second card is a queen. – Mosquite Jul 5 at 21:46
• thanks brothers >>>the correct answer is 16/17 – Omar Galal Jul 5 at 21:48
• Sorry - I misread the question. The answer is now correct. – herb steinberg Jul 6 at 1:35