# SOLUTION: A family has five children. The probability of having a girl is 1/2. What is the probability of having no girls? I came up with two answers but am unsure of either. This is for

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 Question 204004This question is from textbook thinking mathmatically : A family has five children. The probability of having a girl is 1/2. What is the probability of having no girls? I came up with two answers but am unsure of either. This is for a take home exam and I musy show the work. Please help! Class is at two o'clock today!!!This question is from textbook thinking mathmatically Answer by stanbon(57347)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A family has five children. The probability of having a girl is 1/2. What is the probability of having no girls? I came up with two answers but am unsure of either. This is for a take home exam and I musy show the work. Please help! Class is at two o'clock today!!! ---------------------------------------- Let x be the number of girls born in a family of 5. P(x=0) = 5C0*)(1/2)^0*(1/2)^5 = 1*(1)*(1/32) = 1/32 ================================================ Cheers, Stan H.