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You need to predict whether the next card to be turned over will have a higher or lower value than the previous card.

What is the probability of the next card being than the previous card?


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The probability of the next card being higher/lower should be written as a fraction.

The numerator should be the number of cards in the suit that are higher/lower than the last card and have not yet been turned face up.

The denominator should be the total number of cards in the suit that have not yet been turned face up.

You can use the following table showing a full suit to help you count the cards to work out the numerator and denominator of the probability fraction.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13  
Not yet turned face up and higher/lower: 0
Not yet turned face up: 0

The final thing you may wish to do is write the fraction in its lowest terms.

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