Subject: Gender probabilities in a family with two children
Date: Sat 2/6/99 1:20 PM
From: Brett Rogers
This question has caused a lot of debate at work. Can anyone explain the mathematical difference between the following two scenarios?
- A woman has two children. At least one is a girl. What is the probability that her other child is a boy?
- A woman has two children. She is standing in front of you with her 10-year-old daughter. What is the probability that her other child is a boy?