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math
A couple intends to have four children. Assume that having a boy and girl is equally likely event. a) List sample space b) Find the probability that couple has two boys and two girls; c) Find the probability that couple has at least one boy
January 23, 2012 by juan777

Math
In a family with two children, what are the probabilities of the following outcomes, assuming that the birth of boys and girls is equally likely? a. Both are boys. b. The first is a girl and the second a boy. c. Neither is a girl. d. At least one is a girl. I was wondering ...
November 18, 2009 by Punkie

Math
A newly married couple expected a boy and a girl or four children, occuring boy or girl has equal probability. Find the probability of success of their expectations.
January 2, 2015 by Chathu

odds of...
Does anyone know the odds of having Two girls as children as opposed to two males or one male and one female? I say it is 25 percent but my friend says it is 33.3 percent. Can anyone clarify? Thanks! You are correct. Assuming tht boy and girls are equally probable each time, ...
August 8, 2005 by Lynn

statistics
3. A couple is planning on having four children. Assume that the probabilities of the man fathering a boy or a girl are .50 and .50, respectively. What is the probability that a. exactly two will be boys, b. fewer than two will be boys, and c. more than one will be a boy? ...
June 7, 2013 by Lynn

probability
a couple is planning to have three children. Find the probability that the couple will have: a.) 2 girls and 1 boy? b.) 2 girls followed by a boy? c.) at least 1 girl? please answer my question thank you very much, have a good day!
September 21, 2012 by nitz

maths
Hi Can anyone help please: Suppose that the births of boys and girls can be modelled by rollling a fair die with 27 faces, 14 of which represent a boy and 13 represent a girl. 1. Using this model, choose the option that is closest to the probability that a couple who continue ...
March 14, 2011 by Claire

maths
Hi Can anyone help please: Suppose that the births of boys and girls can be modelled by rollling a fair die with 27 faces, 14 of which represent a boy and 13 represent a girl. 1. Using this model, choose the option that is closest to the probability that a couple who continue ...
March 16, 2011 by Claire

Statistics
Supposed (as is roughly correct) that each child born is equally likely to be a boy or a girl and that sexes of successive children are independent. If we let BG mean that the older child is a boy, and the younger child is a girl, then each of the combinations BB, BG, GB, GG ...
May 28, 2011 by Chelsea

help... probability
The Smith family has 4 children that are all girls. What is the probability that the next one will be a girl? You plan on having four children and you want all boys. If you have children, what is the probability you will get four boys?
October 16, 2007 by maggie r

math
Assuming boy and girl babies are equally likely, find the probability that a family with three children will have exactly 1 boy
November 3, 2013 by Jazmine

stat
couple plans to have four children what is the probability that three are girls and one is a boy
January 26, 2014 by jerry

statistics
Define each of the following probability terms for the scenario of determining the probability that when a couple has 3 children, they will have exactly 2 boys. Assume that boys and girls are equally likely and that the gender of any child is not influenced by the gender of ...
September 6, 2014 by thankyou

math
What is the probability that exactly three children in a family of five children will be boys? Assume that P(boy)=P(girl)
March 9, 2010 by Andrew

math
in a family with two children, what are the probabilities of two boys, the first is a girl the second is a boy, neither is a girl, at least one girl, assuming that the birth of boys and girls is equally likely.
December 9, 2009 by Justin

Finite math
A newly married couple decides to keep having children until they have a girl. What is the probability that the couple will have at least 5 children?
May 3, 2012 by MV

Math
In a family with two children, what are the probabilities of the following outcomes, assuming that the birth of boys and girls is equally likely? a. Both are boys.b. The first is a girl and the second a boy. c. Neither is a girl. d. At least one is a girl. I am questioning ...
November 4, 2009 by Anonymous

Math
Assume the probability is 1/2 that a child born is a girl. If a family has three children, what is the probability that they have a) exactly one girl b) at most two boys?
January 10, 2011 by Nicole

maths-probability
A family has four children. The probability of having a girl is 1/2. What is the probability of having 2 girls followed by 2 boys?
April 16, 2008 by louis

Help????????????????????/
Assume a family is planning to have three children. A. What is is the probablity of a family having 2 girls. B. The probablity of a family having at least 1 boy. C. List the sample space using a B for Boy and G for girl (Hint there should be 8 possible outcomes).
April 26, 2013 by Angela

Statistics
Suppose you conduct a study and find that the probability of having a baby boy is 60%. Now suppose three of your relatives are going to have babies. a) Build a tree diagram showing all the conditional probabilities and joint probabilities associated with the sex of the three ...
May 10, 2008 by Danny

Statistics
Suppose you conduct a study and find that the probability of having a baby boy is 60%. Now suppose three of your relatives are going to have babies. a) Build a tree diagram showing all the conditional probabilities and joint probabilities associated with the sex of the three ...
May 11, 2008 by Danny

Math-probablity
Assume a family is planning to have three children. A. What is is the probablity of a family having 2 girls. B. The probablity of a family having at least 1 boy. C. List the sample space using a B for Boy and G for girl (Hint there should be 8 possible outcomes).
April 26, 2013 by Angela

math probablity
Assume a family is planning to have three children. A. What is is the probablity of a family having 2 girls. B. The probablity of a family having at least 1 boy. C. List the sample space using a B for Boy and G for girl (Hint there should be 8 possible outcomes). ??????
April 26, 2013 by Angela

Probability
Can someone tell me if I have the correct answers? I am really confused. Three boys and three girls line up to go in the front door. In how many ways can they line up? My answer: 720 How many ways can they line up if the first one in line is a girl and then alternates by ...
August 23, 2008 by Tim

7th grade science
Write a pedigree in which there are parents and 4 children, 1 girl and 1 boy are color blind and the other girl and boy are not. I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS- ?- For a girl to be colorblind does her mother have to be colorblind too or just a carrier?her father? ?- If two people are ...
January 4, 2010 by kendall

Biology
In man, muscular dustrophy , is inherited as a sex linked recessive , a couple , both of whom are normal, have five children, three boys and two girls , the oldest boy is beginning to show symptoms of the disease, what could you tell them about the chances of their children ...
October 26, 2011 by Melissa

Finite Math
Suppose a family has 5 children. Suppose the probability of having a girl is 1/2. find the probability that the family has exactly 3 girls and 2 boys?
February 10, 2010 by Maria

math
Five boys and seven girls in a history class will go on a field trip during the Easter vacation. They make a committee of three members to prepare for the trip. What is the probability that this committee will consist of three boys? What is the probability that the committee ...
January 12, 2013 by meep

probability
For a family with 2 children, the sample space indicating boy (B) or girl (G) is BB, BG, GB, and GG. If each of the outcomes is equally likely, find the probability that the family has 2 girls, given that the first child is a girl.
July 6, 2013 by sarah

Algebra Grade 7
Mr and Mrs Chen have three children. suppose the chance of having wither a boy or girl is 50%. what is the probability of having two boys and one girl? 2/9? a survey with 104 responses asked what is your favorite winter activity the results are listed in tabel if 500 ppl had ...
December 21, 2012 by fanggirl.rockrchik

statistics
Let the random variable x represent the number of girls in a family with three children. Assume the probability of a child being a girl is 0.46. The table describes the probability of having x number of girls.Determine whether the table describes a probability distribution. If...
February 18, 2015 by slomomo

statistics
Let the random variable x represent the number of girls in a family with three children. Assume the probability of a child being a girl is 0.42. The table on the right describes the probability of having x number of girls. Determine whether the table describes a probability ...
February 20, 2015 by slomomo

math
You meet a woman who tells you. "I have two children. One of them is a boy." What is the probability that both children are boys?
March 29, 2011 by Jamie

Probability
I have two children. One of them is a boy born on a Tuesday. What is the probability they are both boys?
August 30, 2010 by Diane

BIO
Which gamete, the egg or sperm, determines if Holly and Edward will have a boy or girl? (A)__________ If in the future Holly and Edward have three boys, what is the probability that their fourth child will be a girl? (B)__________ MY FIRST ANSWER IS SPERM NOT SURE ON THE ...
May 26, 2014 by carrie

Probability MATH
can someone please check my answers. 7. A married couple is expecting another child. They already have 3 boys. What are the chances of them having another boy? 1/4 8. After having had the four boys the couple is expecting another child. What is the chance of them having ...
December 2, 2014 by Sarah

MAth
840 stickers were given to 42 children. ⅔ of the children were boys, and each of them received the same number of stickers. Each girl received twice as many stickers as each boy. How many stickers did each girl receive? Explain how you got your answer.
February 19, 2015 by Anonymous

science
A normal man and a heterozygous color blind "carrier" woman have a baby. If they have a girl, what is the probability that the girl will be colorblind. If they have a boy, what is the probability that the boy will be colorblind?
December 18, 2012 by kelly

English
1. The boy is arm wrestling the girl. 2. The boy is arem wrestling with the girl. 3. The boy is having an arm wrestle with the girl. 4. The boy is having an arm wrestling against the girl. 5. The boy is doing an arm wrestle with the girl. 6. The boy is doing an arm wrestling ...
May 29, 2012 by rfvv

STAT
The Cox family has 4 boys. •What is the probability of a 4-child family having 4 boys? •What is the probability that the next child of the Cox family will be a boy, given that they have already 4 boys in a row?
October 12, 2013 by Jacky

Math
840 stickers were given to 42 children. ⅔ of the children were boys, and each of them received the same number of stickers. Each girl received twice as many stickers as each boy. How many stickers did each girl receive? Explain how you got your answer. Sorry I posted ...
February 19, 2015 by Anonymous

statistics, probability
It has been found out that the probability that a child is a male in family is 0.4. In a family of 6 children, what is the probability that; i. exactly 5 are boys ? ii. at least 4 are boys ? iii. all boys
July 9, 2014 by pauline

math
1. A teacher has 10 boys and 12 girls in her grade school class. In how many ways can she select 8 of the children to be in a play if she must select 5 boys and 3 girls. 2. The manager of the various displays in the Acme Fine Clothing Emporium has a window which will hold 4 ...
July 29, 2012 by kwame

maths
1. A die labelled A has one face marked 1, one face marked 2 and the other four faces marked 3. A die labelled B has four faces marked 2 and two faces marked 3. The dice A and B are thrown. Calculate the probability is 5. I got 18/36 2. There are 12 boys and 20 girls in a ...
June 3, 2009 by Anonymous

math
What is the probability of selecting a boy and a girl if their are 7 girls and 3 boys.
April 6, 2009 by Kelsey

statistics
If boys and girls are equally likely to be born, what is the probability that in a randomly selected family of 6 children, there will be at least one boy? (Find the answer using a formula. Round your answer to three decimal places.)
March 30, 2014 by jose

Math
If boys and girls are equally likely to be born, what is the probability that in a randomly selected family of 8 children, there will be at least one boy? (Find the answer using a formula. Give your answer correct to three decimal places.)
June 6, 2013 by Nora 59

math
It has been found out that the probability that a child is a male in family is 0.4. In a family of 6 children, what is the probability that; i. exactly 5 are boys ? ii. at least 4 are boys ? iii. all boys
July 9, 2014 by pauline

statistics
assuming that boys and girls are equally likely, estimate the probability of getting at least 32 boys out of 60 births
May 8, 2010 by camera

Math(Probability)
**Describe the outcome space** (a)If a Families that have three children each and select one such family at random. Describe the sample space S in terms of their children as 3-tuple, agreeing for example that "gbb" would indicate that the youngest is a girl and two oldest are ...
March 16, 2011 by Melissa

math
Suppose that China’s population policy is modified so that every family could have children until either a boy is born or until a maximum of four children are born, whichever comes first. Assume that every family chooses to have as many children as possible under this policy, ...
May 11, 2013 by emma

Math
Once there four boys who wanted to cross a street. They were all on the same side. It was night time and they only had one flashlight between them. Only two boys can cross the street at a time, and anyone who crosses , either one or two people, must always have a flashlight ...
December 3, 2014 by Susy

Physics
Three children are trying to balance on a seesaw, which consists of a fulcrum rock, acting as a pivot at the center, and a very light board 6.0 long . Two playmates are already on either end. Boy A has a mass of 50 , and girl B a mass of 35 . Where should girl C, whose mass is...
November 18, 2010 by Kyla

Math
Hi can someone help assist me with my math problems dealing with probability If 80% of scheduled flights actually take place and cancellations are independent events, what is the probability that 3 separate flights will all take place? A) 0.51 B) 0.01 C) 0.64 D) 0.80 ...
April 2, 2010 by Hannah

Matha
There are 6 girls and 5 boys. The teachet chooses 2 students random. What is thw probability of selecting a girl then a boy?
March 24, 2011 by Lala

Science
Two parents have three children. They have two girls and one boy. What is the probability that the next child will be a boy?
April 8, 2013 by Bobby

elementary statistics
56% of families had no children under the age of 18;17% had no child;18% had two children;6% had three children; and 3% had four or more children. If a family is selected at random, find the probabilty that the family has less than three children(express your answer in percent...
March 3, 2012 by goldielocks

Genetics
Phenylketonuria, a Metabolic disease in humans, is caused by a recessive allele, k. If two heterozygotes marry and plan a family of six children: a)what is the probability that all will be unaffected? b)what is the probability that three will be unaffected and three will be ...
September 2, 2011 by Tommy

statistics
Ignoring twins and other mutiple births, assume babies born at a hospital are independent events with the probability that a baby is a boy and the probability that a baby is a girl both equal to 0.5. Referring to the information above, the probability that at least one of the ...
September 19, 2007 by Anonymous

math
A play is being put on at the school. There are 9 possible roles for girls who are trying out and 10 roles for boys who are trying out. If 16 girls and 12 boys try out, what percent of chance does one girl have of getting in? What percent does one boy have?
April 13, 2010 by Jill

Algebra
5 Couples, having dinner before the prom are to be seated at a circular table. In how many ways can this occur if the seating must be boy girl, boy girl?
May 23, 2013 by Tim

algebra
Four boys sit down to play a game of marbles. They empty the bag of marbles and divide the marbles among themselves, and they find they have one marble left. A fifth boy comes along and wants to play, so they divide the marbles among all five boys and once again find that ...
March 22, 2012 by LISA

Math 132
There are 7 girls and 6 boys in a class. Suppose five children are randomly chosen to decorate the game room. Given that at least one boy is chosen, what is the probability that exactly two boys are chosen?
April 5, 2010 by Jess

marbles
Four boys sit down to play a game of marbles. They empty the bag of marbles and divide the marbles among themselves, and they find they have one marble left. A fifth boy comes along and wants to play, so they divide the marbles among all five boys and once again find that ...
June 18, 2012 by Anonymous

Math
Assume that the probability is 1/2 that a baby born is a boy. If a couple has two children, what is the probability that both are girls? Assume that births are independent of each other.
February 21, 2010 by Lyndse

Math
At a summer camp, one boy and one girl will be selected to lead the weekly activities. If there are 130 boys and 145 girls at the camp, how many different 2 person combinations of 1 boy and 1 girl are possible?
February 5, 2013 by Nancy

statistic
The random variable x represents the number of boys in a family with three children. Assuming that births of boys and girls are equally likely, find the mean and standard deviation for the random variable x.
August 20, 2013 by Kim

Math - Probability
in a primary school 70% of the boys and 55% of the girls can ride a bicycle. if a boy or a girl are chosen at random, what is the probability that both of them can ride a bicycle?
May 13, 2013 by donald

biology
A couple has four children. What is the probability that there will be 2 boys and 2 girls? Assume that no outside forces influence the births.
November 19, 2008 by katt0109

Statistics
A statistician believes that in her town each child born has a 50% chance of being a girl, independently of all other children. There are 281 three-child families in her town; 39 of these families have no girls, 94 have one girl, 115 have two girls, and the remaining 33 have ...
August 25, 2013 by Anesia

Math
a class has 10 boys and 5 girls; three students are selected from the class at random one after other. the probability that the first two boys and the third is a girl??
August 28, 2012 by math help2

physics
Suppose a 65-kg boy and a 45-kg girl use a massless rope in a tug-of-war on an icy, resistance-free surface. If the acceleration of the girl toward the boy is 3.0 m/s2, find the magnitude of the acceleration of the boy toward the girl.
October 28, 2009 by Liz

Physics
Suppose a 68-kg boy and a 40-kg girl use a massless rope in a tug-of-war on an icy, resistance-free surface. If the acceleration of the girl toward the boy is 3.0 m/s^2, find the magnitude of the acceleration of the boy toward the girl.
January 3, 2010 by Sasha

Physics
Suppose a 68-kg boy and a 40-kg girl use a massless rope in a tug-of-war on an icy, resistance-free surface. If the acceleration of the girl toward the boy is 3.0 m/s2, find the magnitude of the acceleration of the boy toward the girl.
January 5, 2010 by Sasha

physics
Suppose a 64-kg boy and a 49-kg girl use a massless rope in a tug-of-war on an icy, resistance-free surface. If the acceleration of the girl toward the boy is 3.0 m/s2, find the magnitude of the acceleration of the boy toward the girl.
June 10, 2010 by Anonymous

physics
Suppose a 69-kg boy and a 42-kg girl use a massless rope in a tug-of-war on an icy, resistance-free surface. If the acceleration of the girl toward the boy is 3.0 m/s2, find the magnitude of the acceleration of the boy toward the girl.
August 30, 2014 by sarah

Statistics
1. In a certain game, the probability of getting a red outcome is 0.03. Find the probability of getting an outcome that is not red? The answer must be in a decimal. I put 0.97 as the answer ( 1-0.03=0.97) 2. The instructor in a Humanities class says that students have a 15% ...
September 29, 2013 by Lisa

mathematics
Consider the composition of a three-child family. Assume that a girl is as likely as a boy at each birth. What is the probability that there is one boy and two girls in the family?
February 20, 2011 by Anonymous

college math
A couple plan to have exactly three children. (a) Construct a tree diagram and list the sample space. (b) Find the probability that the family has at least two girls.
December 11, 2007 by Rose

math
A nationwide survey showed that 65% of all children in the U.S. dislike eating vegetables. If three children are chosen at random, what is the probability that all three dislike eating vegetables? Write as a percent to the nearest tenth.
May 13, 2014 by Miki

Math
I have a few questions on my homework assignment. I've been sick and I have no idea what I'm doing. Question 1: Assume the hights of high school bball players are normally distributed. For the boys the mean is 74" with a standard deviation of 4.5" while girl players have a ...
March 30, 2008 by Amanda

Math probabilty
An amusement park, Dino World, considering adding some new attractions, conducted a study over several typical days and found that, of 10,000 families entering the park, 1020 brought just one child (defined as younger than age 12), 3370 brought two children, 3510 brought three...
July 10, 2011 by sky

Math
In Class A there are 80 the Boy to Girl ratio is 3 to 5. In Class B the boy to girl ratio is 3 to 2. If the 2 classes combined have an equal number o fboys and girls how many students are in class B?
August 19, 2013 by Jackie

Mathematics
In a family of two children, find the probability that the family has two boys given that the first child is a boy.
August 23, 2013 by Rahul

maths
In a family of two children, find the probability that the family has two boys given that the first child is a boy.
September 29, 2013 by partha

Statistics
A box contains 12 lights bulbs, of which 4 are defective. All bulbs look alike and have equal chance of being chosen. 3 light bulbs are selected from the box to check the quality. a. List all the possible outcomes b. find the probability that all 3 are defective c. Find the ...
November 9, 2011 by Yvonne

math
Below is a sample space for a family with 3 children. BGG stands for the oldest child being a boy, the middle child a girl, and the youngest a girl. Use the sample space to answer the question:What is the probability (in simplest form) that the middle child is a boy? _____ ...
April 5, 2012 by Cheril

Statistics
In planning a family of 4 children assume boys and girls are equally likely on each birth. Find (i) the probability distribution (ii) the expected number of boys (iii) the standard deviation of the number of boys.
March 17, 2011 by Donald Crentsil

statistics
For any married couple who are members of a squash club, the probability that the husband has a degree is 2/4 and the probability that the wife has a degree is 1/4. The probability that the husband has a degree given that his wife has a degree is 3/9. A married couple is ...
December 3, 2011 by Nabiha

statistics-PLEASE HELP quick
A family has four children and we assume that births occur with equal frequency for both sexes. Construct a sample space for all possible family arrangements allowing for order of birth to count. a) How many different arrangements are possible? b)find P (three are boys)= c)...
December 16, 2013 by Amy

probability
There are four children of diff erent ages in a family. Their mom purchases six di erent gifts and decides to divide the gifts randomly between the children. Assuming that a child can receive no gift or multiple gifts, answer the following questions: (a) What is the ...
September 7, 2014 by navera

Maths
2 men and 2 boys want to cross a river. None of them can swim and they have only 1 canoe. They can all paddle but the canoe will only hold 1 man or 2 boys. How do they all get across? What is the minimum number of crossings required? Both boys canoe across the first time, and ...
June 6, 2007 by Jared

Science
a 55 kh boy and 40 kg girl usa a rope while engaged in a tug-of-war on an icy frictionless surface. If the girl accelerates towards the boy at 5.1 m/s/s, what is the acceleration of the boy towards the girl. Thank You Did I not set this up for you last nite? What is it you do...
December 30, 2006 by leafprincess

4th grade
this year spring parade has a marching band, pairs of dancers, a float with jugglers, a dozen circus clowns, a girl scout troop a boy scout pack, and a championship football team. Directions: Read the description of each group carefully and decide how many are in each group ...
November 18, 2010 by tristen

Math: Is my answer correct?
I am not sure how to do this, just guesssing. A couple has a 2/3 probability of passing on brown eyes to their children. If they have four children, what is the probability that none of the children will have brown eyes? A) 8/27 B) 1/27 C) 1/81 D) 16/81 Would I multiply 2/3^4 ...
May 2, 2010 by bwb

math
Of the 15 teams in the National Hockey League Eastern Conference, three of them are based in canadian cities. Each year, eight of these teams qualify for the playoffs. Assuming that all the 15 teams have an equal chance of getting into the playoffs, what is the probability ...
November 7, 2012 by Carol

statistics
Of the 15 teams in the National Hockey League Eastern Conference, three of them are based in canadian cities. Each year, eight of these teams qualify for the playoffs. Assuming that all the 15 teams have an equal chance of getting into the playoffs, what is the probability ...
November 7, 2012 by Anonymous

math
The Jones family was one of the first to come to the U.S. They had 5 children. Assuming that the probability of a child being a girl is .5, find the probability that the Jones family had.
July 14, 2014 by Anonymous

check math
If boys ad girls are equally likely to be born, what is the probability that in a randomly selected family of eight children, there will be at least one a boy. Answer 0.984
June 1, 2013 by Sue

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