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Too Many Boys in the Family?

A question posed by this resource from CensusAtSchool, investigating whether probability relates to reality. Real data is contrasted with the theoretical probabilities of the number of boys in a family, using the assumption that the probability of having a boy is 0.5. Equally likely outcomes, combined events, tree diagrams, binomial distribution, theoretical and experimental probability are all explored.

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