Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 11 - Counting Methods and Probability Theory - Chapter Summary, Review, and Test - Review Exercises: 84

Answer

1/32

Work Step by Step

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
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