Posted by **chalulu** on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 5:33pm.

Assume that male and female births are equally likely and that the birth of any child does not affect the probability of the gender of any other children. Find the probability of exactly eight in ten births.

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**MathGuru**, Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 8:44pm
Use the binomial probability function. If you use a binomial probability table, this problem will be easily solved. In most tables, you will need x, n, and p. x = 8, n = 10, and p = .5 (look up the probability in the table using those values).

I hope this will help.

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**Anonymous**, Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 8:09pm
16

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**Sursap**, Monday, May 9, 2016 at 6:13am
10C8 (0.5)^8 x (0.5)^2 = 0.044

n=10 , x=8 , p = 0.5

out of 10, you choose 8

p of getting boys = 0.5

p of getting girls = 0.5

otherway, get exactly 2 girls

10C2 (0.5)^10 = 0.044

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