Here is the problem (high school) Probability of getting a boy/girl is 0.5. And a family has 3 children. What is the probability that the oldest is a boy?

Also what is the probability that the oldest is a boy and the youngest is a girl?

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- September 18th 2012, 11:52 AMkarldiesen3 children, probability of boy/girl = 0.5 EASY!
Here is the problem (high school) Probability of getting a boy/girl is 0.5. And a family has 3 children. What is the probability that the oldest is a boy?

Also what is the probability that the oldest is a boy and the youngest is a girl? - September 18th 2012, 12:06 PMPlatoRe: 3 children, probability of boy/girl = 0.5 EASY!