   Chapter 9.9, Problem 27ES ### Discrete Mathematics With Applicat...

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# The example used to introduce conditional probability described a family with two children each of whom was equally likely to be a boy or a girl. The example showed that if it is know n that one child is. a boy, the probabiliiy that the other child is a boy is 1/3. Now imagine ihe same kind of family—two children each of whom is equally likely to be a boy or a girt. Suppose you meet one ot the children and that child is a boy. What is the probability that the other child is a boy? Explain. (Be careful. The answer may surprise you.)

To determine

To find out the probability that the other child is a boy.

Explanation

Given information:

It is given that if it is known that one child is boy, the probability that other child is a boy is 13.

Given a family- two children each of whom is equally likely to be a boy or a girl.

Calculation:

According to the given example of conditional probability there can be following outcomes

S={BB,

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