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 Click here to see ALL problems on Probability-and-statistics Question 202065: Need help: Use the multiplication principle to solve the problem. If 12 newborn babies are randomly selected, how many different gender sequences are possible? A) 479,001,600 B) 4096 C) 144 D) 24 Answer by Alan3354(30959)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If 12 newborn babies are randomly selected, how many different gender sequences are possible? ----------------- There are 2 possibilities of gender (genearally recognized, anyway). That's 2^12 = 4096 -------------- Another way to look at this is as a 12 digit binary number. EG, MMFMFMFMFFFM. The possible numbers run from all 0's to all 1's. That 0 to 4095, = 4096 numbers.