• # question_answer Three cards of spades are lost from a pack of 52 playing cards. The remaining cards were well shuffled and then a card was drawn at random from them. Find the probability that the drawn cards is of black colour. A)  $\frac{26}{49}$                               B)  $\frac{23}{49}$                   C)  $\frac{13}{26}$                               D)  $\frac{23}{52}$

No. of cards left $=52-3=49$ No. of cards of spade left $~=13-3=10$ No. of black cards left $=13+10=23$ [$\because$  Spade is of black colour] Total no. of ways to draw a card = 49 No. of ways to draw a black card = 23 Required probability = 23/49