math

posted by .

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, that multiple births are not figured in, and that boys and girls are equally likely at birth. What would be the average number of children per family for China? Describe how you arrived at your conclusion. (Hint: Start with 10,000 families and follow through to see how many total children there would be after all the children are born.)

  • math -

    1000

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. home economics

    You are gathering demographic data in a village. You suspect that families have a gender bias; that is, they have children until a certain target number of sons are born, but you don’t have direct evidence of this. All you have is …
  2. English

    I'm confused about the meaning of this sentence: The typical family is three or four children; the latter among the 8 to 12 children that will be born into the family during the lives of the parents. So I get confused where it says …
  3. 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 …
  4. 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 …
  5. math

    I feel as though I am missing something here...Suppose a family wants to have 3 children. Find the probability that the family has at least 1 boy. Help?
  6. math

    I feel as though I am missing something here...Suppose a family wants to have 3 children. Find the probability that the family has at least 1 boy. Help?
  7. MATH

    A family has 4 children. A tree diagram or systematic list can be used to show how many ways the children could have been born, from first born to last born. Determine how many ways the family could have had one boy and 3 girls.
  8. Probability Help

    Assume that the probability of a boy being born is the same as the probability of a girl being born. Find the probability that a family with five children will have at least one boy. 1, 4/5, 13/16, 1/32, 31/32 Can someone please explain?
  9. Math Help

    Assume that the probability of a boy being born is the same as the probability of a girl being born. Find the probability that a family with five children will have at least one boy.
  10. steve damon reiny help probability

    A couple will stop given birth immediately a female child is born. If a male is 5 times more likely to be born as a female. Find a) The expected number of delivery of that family. b)the probability that they ll be 5 children in the …

More Similar Questions