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There are 52 cards in a deck. There are 4 suits: Clubs, Hearts, Diamonds, and Spades. Each suit has one 3 and one 8.
Therefore, there are 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 8 ways to get a 3 or an 8, two ways for each suit.
If one card is chosen, it can be any one of 52, so there are 8 ways to get a 3 or an 8 out of the 52 ways to get a card. So, the probability of getting a 3 or an 8 from a single draw from a 52 card deck is:
8/52 = (2 * 4) /(13 * 4) = 2/13.
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Sep 24th, 2015
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