## Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

The problem asks what the probability of a family having five boys born in a row would be. The probability of a boy being born instead of a girl is 1/2. P(five boys in a row)= 1/2 • 1/2 • 1/2 • 1/2 • 1/2 P(five boys in a row)= $(1/2)^5$ P(five boys in a row)= 1/32