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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? _____
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BBB
BBG
BGB
BGG
GBB
GBG
GGB
GGG

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    I'll be glad to check your answer.

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  • math -

    okay.. so my answer is: 4/8=1/2?

    simplest form=1/2

    is it correct?

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    That is correct!

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    okay,thank you!

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    You're welcome.

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