Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?

Comment Re:Let's try it without reading TFA (Score 2, Insightful) 981

I'm still not convinced about the 1/3 probability that the second is a boy in the original problem (ie. without the day of the week). If the order matters when the other child is a girl, why doesn't it matter when the other child is a boy? That is, if we know one child is a boy, let's call him Ba, why don't we have the following possibilities with non-zero probabilities: Ba + Bb, Bb + Ba, Ba +Ga, Ga + Ba

Slashdot Top Deals

A freelance is one who gets paid by the word -- per piece or perhaps. -- Robert Benchley