Cystic fibrosis is inherited from parents only if both have the abnormal CF gene. Children of two parents with the CF gene will either be affected with the disease, a carrier but not affected or not have the gene.
-Write an expression for the genitec makeup of children of two parents that are carriers or cystic fibrosis.
-What is the probability that a child will not be affected and not be a carrier?
algebra - PsyDAG, Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 9:36am
This looks more like genetics than algebra.
Let N = normal gene and c = cystic fibrosis gene.
Assuming that both parents are carriers — they carry the gene but do not have CF — both of their genotypes would be Nc.
Use a Punnett square to determine probabilities.
I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.