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September 22, 2014

Posted by **Danny** on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 10:14am.

a) Build a tree diagram showing all the conditional probabilities and joint probabilities associated with the sex of the three new babies.

b) What rule of probability are you using to obtain the joint probabilities and why? In order to answer the “why” part of the question you must tell me why the rule of probability you chose to use applies in this case.

c) What is the probability of having one boy and two girls in the three births?

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**PsyDAG**, Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 10:35amPlease repost with completed question. Thanks for asking.

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**Damon**, Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 10:53ambinomial

p(r) = C(n,r) p^(r) (1-p)^(n-r)

here n = 3 , p=.6 (boy), (1-p)=.4 (girl)

p(0 boys) = 1*.6^0* .4^3 = .064

p(1 boy ) = 3 *.6^(1) *.4^2 = .288

p(2 boys) = 3*.6^2*.4^1 = .432

p(3 boys) = 1*.6^3*.4^0 = .216

I guess whatever your question might be, that might help.

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