# Gender-Selection Method As of this writing, the latest results available from the Microsort YSORT method of gender selection consist of 127 boys in 152 births. That is, among 152 sets of parents using the YSORT method for increasing the likelihood of a boy, 127 actually had boys and the other 25 had girls. Assuming that the YSORT method has no effect and that boys and girls are equally likely, simulate 152 births. Is it unlikely to get 127 boys in 152 births? What does the result suggest about the YSORT method?

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Gender-Selection Method As of this writing, the latest results available from the Microsort YSORT method of gender selection consist of 127 boys in 152 births. That is, among 152 sets of parents using the YSORT method for increasing the likelihood of a boy, 127 actually had boys and the other 25 had girls. Assuming that the YSORT method has no effect and that boys and girls are equally likely, simulate 152 births. Is it unlikely to get 127 boys in 152 births? What does the result suggest about the YSORT method?