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# Genetics: Simulating Population control A classical

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## Solution for problem 19BB Chapter 4.7

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Problem 19BB

Genetics: Simulating Population control A classical probability problem involves a king who wanted to increase the proportion of women by decreeing that after a mother gives birth to a son, she is prohibited from having any more children. The king reasons that some families will have just one boy, whereas other families will have a few girls and one boy, so the proportion of girls will be increased. Is his reasoning correct? Will the proportion of girls increase?

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Solution 19BB

Each collection of 32 families would be expected to look like as follows where A represents one family with 5 or more girls and a boy.

B, B, B, B, B, B, B, B,

B, B, B, B, B, B, B, B,

GB, GB, GB, GB, GB, GB, GB, GB,

GGB, GGB, GGB, GGB, GGGB, GGGB, GGGGB, A

A gender count gives 32 boys and 31 or more girls, an approximately equal distribution of genders....

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##### ISBN: 9780321836960

Elementary Statistics was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321836960. This full solution covers the following key subjects: proportion, girls, increase, King, boy. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 121 chapters, and 3629 solutions. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 19BB from chapter: 4.7 was answered by , our top Statistics solution expert on 03/15/17, 10:30PM. The answer to “Genetics: Simulating Population control A classical probability problem involves a king who wanted to increase the proportion of women by decreeing that after a mother gives birth to a son, she is prohibited from having any more children. The king reasons that some families will have just one boy, whereas other families will have a few girls and one boy, so the proportion of girls will be increased. Is his reasoning correct? Will the proportion of girls increase?” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 78 words. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Elementary Statistics, edition: 12. Since the solution to 19BB from 4.7 chapter was answered, more than 278 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer.

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