probability of five girls = (1/2)^5 = 1/2^5 = 1/32

n(5 girls happening) = 1

n(all possible outcomes) = 2^5 = 32

P(5 girls) = 1/32

Jerry N.

asked • 12/15/20In a family with 5 children, excluding multiple births, what is the probability of having 5 girls? Assume that a girl is as likely as a boy at each birth.

Find the number of elements in event E, n(E), and the total number of outcomes in the sample space, n(S).

n(E)= ________

n(S)= ________

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probability of five girls = (1/2)^5 = 1/2^5 = 1/32

n(5 girls happening) = 1

n(all possible outcomes) = 2^5 = 32

P(5 girls) = 1/32

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