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# Gregg has 8 cards.Half red,half black. He picks 2 cards from the deck.What is the probability both o

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Gregg has 8 cards.Half red,half black. He picks 2 cards from the deck.What is the probability both of them are red?

Half means 4 cards are red and 4 cards are black.

The first draw probability of red is:

4 total red cards out of 8 total cards = 4/8.

Simplified, this is 1/2

The second draw is 3 total red cards out of 7 remaining cards. Since 1 red was drawn (4 - 1) = 3 reds left and 1 card was drawn (8 -1) = left

3/7

Since each draw is independent, we multiply the probabilities:

1/2 * 3/7 =

**3/14**