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Sunday Times Teaser 2751 – Red Handed

by Andrew Skidmore

Published: 14 June 2015 (link)

I removed an even number of red cards from a standard pack and I then divided the remaining cards into two piles. I drew a card at random from the first pile and it was black (there was a whole-numbered percentage chance of this happening). I then placed that black card in the second pile, shuffled them, and chose a card at random from that pile. It was red (and the percentage chance of this happening was exactly the same as that earlier percentage).

How many red cards had I removed from the pack?

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