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Aug 20, 2010

Number of Sons

Problem:

A man has two children. He says one of them is a son. What is the probability that the other one is also a son? (Hint: Answer is not 0.5 :P)

I have read this problem many times in many different forms. But still looks fresh :P

Solution:

Read the wikipedia article of a famous and related problem (Link)

4 comments:

  1. There are only three cases now than four because GG is eliminated.
    Cases are: GB; BG; BB
    SO the required probability is: 1/3

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