Maths Labyrinth: Boy or Girl Answer

Answer: 2/3 – Initially, there are 4 equally likely options for the children’s genders (Boy=B, Girl=G): BB, BG, GB, GG. Since you do not know which child is certainly the boy, the combinations BB, BG and GB are all still viable and equally likely. Therefore in 2/3 cases the other child is a girl.

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