# SOLUTION: find odds against getting a spade from deck of cards

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Probability-and-statistics Question 597307: find odds against getting a spade from deck of cardsFound 2 solutions by stanbon, solver91311:Answer by stanbon(57940)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!find odds against getting a spade from deck of cards --- odds against E = [P(E/)]/[P(E)] = (1/4)/(3/4) = 1:3 ================================ Cheers, Stan H. ================ Answer by solver91311(17059)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! The odds against is the ratio of the number of ways that the event doesn't happen to the number of ways it does happen. You have 52 cards, 39 of them are not spades and 13 of them are. Then reduce: John My calculator said it, I believe it, that settles it