Posted by **Bobby** on Friday, January 18, 2008 at 11:36am.

Each of my sons has as many brothers as sisters, but each of my daughters has only half as many sisters as brothers.

How many children do i have?

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**Count Iblis**, Friday, January 18, 2008 at 12:47pm
#Sons = s, #Daughters = d

s-1 = d

d-1 = s/2

------->

s = 4

d = 3

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**msp**, Friday, January 18, 2008 at 12:51pm
I certainly don't have an equation for this, but I believe there would be 7 children....4 boys and 3 girls. That would mean each boy has 3 brothers and 3 sisters and each girl has 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

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**Angela**, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 8:37pm
#sons = h #daughters = d brothers = b sisters = s

h = b+s

d = h/2

so if you have one daughter you have two sons and so on so forth because the daughters only equal half of the sons.

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