Your working thus far is really good.

Now consider the CDF

Choose values

You should find which is 'most' families.

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- Feb 17th 2011, 02:20 AM #1

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## Can any one help me?

hi guys.Can any one help me with this Q?

To control the population size and make a somewhat traditional population

happy at the same time, a government passes a law that requires couples to stop having

children once they have a son. Assuming that sons and daughters are equally likely,

the distribution of family size is geometric, with pdf given by

P(M = m) =1/2^m (Geometric distribution)

Interestingly, the average size of the family is 2, so the population size should stabilise. Since the standard deviation is radical 2, most families should have 5 or less children.

So how it got 5 children?

- Feb 17th 2011, 12:17 PM #2