# When were playing cards first used?

9th century

## Where did playing cards originated from?

Playing cards were invented in Ancient China. They were found in China as early as the 9th Century during the Tang Dynasty (618907).

## How many years are there in a playing card?

The four suits hearts, clubs, spades and diamonds represent the four seasons. Meanwhile, the 13 cards in each suit represent the 13 phases of the lunar cycle. And did you ever notice that there are 52 cards in a deck, just as there are 52 weeks in a year?

## Is there a 1 in a deck of cards?

In each suit there are 13 cards including a 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, a jack, a queen, a king and an ace. (Note that there is no 1.) A jack, a queen and a king are called picture cards.

two black kings

## What is the probability of drawing a non face card?

In a deck, there are 12 face cards (4 kings, 4 queens, and 4 jacks). Thus, there are (52–12) non-face cards. Thus, the probability of getting a non-face card is the number of non-face cards/number of cards in a deck, which is 40/52 or 10/13.