You are dealt one card from a standard 52 card deck. Find the probability of being dealt a diamond.

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Calculate the probability of being dealt a diamond from a standard deck of 52 cards.

Since there are 4 suits in a deck of cards (hearts, clubs, spades and diamonds) we can find the number of diamonds in the deck by:

52÷4 = 13

There are 13 diamonds in a deck of cards.  Therefore, the probability of being dealt a diamond is 13 possible diamonds out of 52 cards.

`13/52 = 1/4`

Therefore, the probability of being dealt a diamond is `1/4.`

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Probability is 13/52, or one in four, or 25%.  The "math" is simply the number of cards that fit the description "diamond" over the total number of cards or chances available.

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