How Many Black Face Cards are in a Deck of 52 Cards?

How many black cards are in a deck of 52 cards?
How many black cards are in a deck of 52 cards?

In this post, I’m going to answer the question of how many black face cards are in a deck of 52 cards.

You will learn how many black face cards are in deck, what those cards are, and the probabilities of them.

What are Face Cards in a Deck?

The face cards in a deck of cards are all the Jacks, Queens and Kings.  They are called face cards because they have images of people on them, all of which have a face on each of them.

These are in contrast to the number cards, which are all the cards from Ace through 10 in each suit.

Learn more about face cards at What is a Face Card in a Deck of Cards? [Face Card Meaning]

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What are Black Face Cards in a Deck?

The black face cards in a deck are the face cards that belong only to the black suits.  These black suits are the Clubs and Spades.

So the black face cards are all the face cards, which are the Jack, Queen and Kings, in the Clubs and Spades suits.

How Many Black Face Cards are in a Deck of 52 Cards?

In a deck of 52 cards, there are exactly 6 black face cards.  In a deck of cards, there are 12 total face cards, 6 of them are red face cards, and the other 6 are the black face cards.

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This is because the face cards in a deck are all the Jacks, Queens and Kings.  There are 4 total suits in a deck, the Spades, Clubs, Hearts and Diamonds, and each of these suits get one of each of the 3 face cards.  The Spades and the Clubs are the two black suits.  The Spades have 3 face cards and the Clubs have 3 face cards, making a total of 6 black face cards in a deck.

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What are All the Black Face Cards in a Deck?

There are 6 black face cards in a deck of cards.  These are the:

  1. Jack of Clubs
  2. Queen of Clubs
  3. King of Clubs
  4. Jack of Spades
  5. Queen of Spades
  6. King of Spades

What is the Probability of Drawing a Black Face Card?

The probability of drawing a black face card from a deck of 52 cards, is 6/52 or 3/26.

This is because the chance of drawing any one card from a deck is 1/52.  Since there are 6 black face cards, this gives us 6 chances out of 52 cards to draw a black face card.  Thus, the probability is 6/52 or 3/26.

See more about playing card probability.

How Many Face Cards are in Each Deck?

Since the face cards are all the Jacks, Queens and Kings, there are 12 face cards in each deck.  This is because there are 4 suits, and each suit has one of each face card, the Jack, the Queen and the King.  This makes 12 total cards.

See more at How Many Face Cards are in a Deck of 52 Cards?

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