Ok, so Teanchi and Beanchi are a married couple (dont ask me whose he and whose she)!

They have two kids, one of them is a girl, what is the probability that the other kid is also a girl.

Assume safely that the porbability of each gender is 1/2.

Ofcourse its not 1/2 else would make it a lousy puzzle...

Ans: 1/3

This is a famous question in understanding conditional probability, which simply means that given some information you might be able to get a better estimate.

The following are possible combinations of two children that form a sample space in any earthly family:

Girl - Girl

Girl - Boy

Boy - Girl

Boy - Boy

Since we know one of the children is a girl, we will drop the Boy-Boy possibility from the sample space.

This leaves only three possibilities, one of which is two girls. Hence the probability is 1/3

Let mine be one more vote for itsclueless's correct (also, rational ) answer. The probability of the "other child" being a girl is 1/2.
The answer offered by brainden.com is incorrect, and even th

Your simulation is flawed, specifically at the point where you query if( family.Child1 || family.Child2 )
The 'or' condition encapsulates the condition that the family has at least one girl, but

Did you get to the end of my post? I came to a very important conclusion, I think. Your program assumes that the parents randomly told us the gender of one of their children, which is perfectly logi

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Ok, so Teanchi and Beanchi are a married couple (dont ask me whose he and whose she)!

They have two kids, one of them is a girl, what is the probability that the other kid is also a girl.

Assume safely that the porbability of each gender is 1/2.

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Let mine be one more vote for itsclueless's correct (also, rational ) answer. The probability of the "other child" being a girl is 1/2. The answer offered by brainden.com is incorrect, and even th

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Your simulation is flawed, specifically at the point where you query if( family.Child1 || family.Child2 ) The 'or' condition encapsulates the condition that the family has at least one girl, but

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Did you get to the end of my post? I came to a very important conclusion, I think. Your program assumes that the parents randomly told us the gender of one of their children, which is perfectly logi

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