How Many Red Cards are in a Deck of 52 Cards?

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

If you are new to cards, you may not know how many red cards are in a deck of cards.

In this post, you will learn how many red cards are in a deck of cards, what those cards are, as well as answers to other related questions.

What is a Red Card in a Standard Deck?

There are two types of color cards in a deck of cards. These types of cards are red cards and black cards.

The red cards are all the cards that belong to the Diamonds and Hearts suits. The reason for this is that the Diamonds and Hearts are the two black suits in a deck.

(You can learn more about how a deck of cards works here).

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How Many Red Cards are in a Deck of Cards?

There are 26 red cards in a deck of cards.  This is because there are two red suits, which are Hearts and Diamonds.  Each suit in the deck has 13 value cards that go with it.

These value cards are the Ace through King and are in order, Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, and King.

All the red cards in a deck
All the red cards in a deck total 26. This is 13 diamonds and 13 hearts.

Since there are two red suits, and each suit has 13 cards each, then, 13×2 gives us the total number of red cards being 26.

There are 26 red cards in a deck of 52 cards.

Another way to look at it is that if we know that half of the cards in a deck are red, and there are 52 cards in a deck, then 26 of those cards will be red. (See How Many Cards in a Deck?)

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What are all the Red Cards in Deck of Cards?

All of the 26 red cards are as follows:

Hearts

  • Ace of Hearts
  • 2 of Hearts
  • 3 of Hearts
  • 4 of Hearts
  • 5 of Hearts
  • 6 of Hearts
  • 7 of Hearts
  • 8 of Hearts
  • 9 of Hearts
  • 10 of Hearts
  • Jack of Hearts
  • Queen of Hearts
  • King of Hearts

Diamonds

  • Ace of Diamonds
  • 2 of Diamonds
  • 3 of Diamonds
  • 4 of Diamonds
  • 5 of Diamonds
  • 6 of Diamonds
  • 7 of Diamonds
  • 8 of Diamonds
  • 9 of Diamonds
  • 10 of Diamonds
  • Jack of Diamonds
  • Queen of Diamonds
  • King of Diamonds

These are all 26 red cards in a deck of 52 cards.

How Many Black Cards in a Deck?

Just are there are 26 red cards in a deck, there are also 26 black cards. This is because 1/2 of the deck is red, and the other 1/2 is black. (Learn more at How Many Black Cards in a Deck?)

Another way to look at it is there are 13 black Spade cards and 13 black Club cards in a deck, totaling 26 black cards.

See How Many Spade Cards are in a Deck? and How Many Clubs are in a Deck?

How Many Red Queens are in a Deck?

There are 2 red queens in a deck of cards. This is because there are 2 red suits, the Hearts and Diamonds, and each suit in a deck gets only one of each value card.

The 2 red queens are the Queen of Diamonds and the Queen of Hearts.

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How Many Red Jacks are in a Deck?

There are 2 red jacks in a deck of cards. This is because there are 2 red suits, the Hearts and Diamonds, and each suit in a deck gets only one of each value card.

The 2 red jacks are the Jack of Diamonds and the Jack of Hearts.

Learn more at How Many Jacks cards are in a Deck?

How Many Red Aces are in a Deck?

There are 2 red aces in a deck of cards. This is because there are 2 red suits, the Hearts and Diamonds, and each suit in a deck gets only one of each value card.

The 2 red aces are the Ace of Diamonds and the Ace of Hearts.

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How Many Diamonds are In a Deck of Cards?

There are 13 diamonds in a deck of cards. Each suit gets one card of each of the 13 cards. This is the Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen and King.

Learn more at How Many Diamonds are in a Deck of 52 Cards?

How Many Hearts are In a Deck of Cards?

There are 13 hearts in a deck of cards. Each suit gets one card of each of the 13 cards. This is the Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen and King.

Learn more at How Many Hearts are in a Deck of Cards?

Other Common Questions

How Many Kings are Red?

There are 2 red kings in a deck of cards.  This is the King of Diamonds and the King of Hearts.

Learn more at How Many Face Cards in a Deck?

What’s the Probability of Drawing a Red Card from a Deck?

The probability of drawing a red card from a deck of cards is 1/2.

This is because there are 26 red cards out of 52 total cards. If you take a card at random, you have 26 chances to get a red card out of 52 choices. This means the odds are 26/52, which simplifies to 1/2.

Another way to think about it is that half of the deck is red cards, and half of the deck is black cards. So you have a 50/50 chance of drawing either color.

Learn more about card probability at Deck of Cards Probability Explained.

How Many Red Sevens are in a Deck of Cards?

There are 2 red sevens in a deck of cards.  This is because there are two red suits in a deck, and each suit has one of each number card.  So, the two red sevens are the Seven of Diamonds and the Seven of Hearts.

How Many Red Eights are in a Deck of Cards?

There are 2 red eights in a deck of cards.  This is because there are two red suits in a deck, the Diamonds and Hearts, and each suit has one of each number card.  So, the two red eights are the Eight of Diamonds and the Eight of Hearts.

How Many Red Fives are in a Deck of Cards?

There are 2 red fives in a deck of cards.  This is because there are two red suits in a deck, the Diamonds and Hearts, and each suit has one of each number card.  So, the two red fives are the Five of Diamonds and the Five of Hearts.

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How Many Red Even Cards are in a Deck?

This question depends on if you count the queens as even cards or not.  This is because the queens stand in place of the number 12 in a deck.

If we are just counting only the red even number cards in a deck, the total would be 10.  This is because the even cards would be the

  • 2 of Hearts
  • 2 of Diamonds
  • 4 of Hearts
  • 4 of Diamonds
  • 6 of Hearts
  • 6 of Diamonds
  • 8 of Hearts
  • 8 of Diamonds
  • 10 of Hearts
  • 10 of Diamonds

If you were to add the queens as well.  The total would be 12 instead of 10.

What Does a 52 Card Deck Consist of?

A 52-card deck consists of 4 suits of 13 cards each.  The 4 suits are the spades, clubs, hearts, and diamonds.  Each suit has the same 13 values in it, and one of each of the: Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, and King.

How Many Red 10 Cards are There?

There are 2 red 10 cards in a deck.  They are the 10 of Diamonds and the 10 of Hearts.

How are the 52 Cards Divided?

The 52 cards are divided into 4 suits.  The 4 suits are spades, clubs, hearts, and diamonds.

The spades and clubs are black suits.  The hearts and diamonds are the two red suits.  So there are 2 red suits and 2 black suits.

Then, each suit has 13 cards each.  They each have the same 13 value cards, one of each.  These are the Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, and King.

Final Thoughts

We learned that there are 26 red cards in a standard deck of 52 cards.  This is because there are two red suits, the hearts, and diamonds.  And each suit has 13 cards each in it, the Ace through Kings.