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1/2 if the fact that the first kid being a boy is independent of the second kid being a girl
1/4 if the question is about the probability of having first kid a boy and second kid a girl _________________

1/2 if the fact that the first kid being a boy is independent of the second kid being a girl 1/4 if the question is about the probability of having first kid a boy and second kid a girl

Sex of any baby is indepedent of its siblings.
Question stem does not say the first baby is boy.
All it says is one is boy.

interesting reasoning kpadma. Indeed, you would then have to remove GG to get 2/3. I think it should be right then. Anandnk, yes i'm paul78 on testmagic. Put the same signature so that you could recognize me... you stalker! _________________

Total possibilities = BB, GG, BG, GB One(Atleast) is BOY = BB, BG, GB Another is Girl,given than other is BOY = BG , GB

P = 2/3.

As i said before, I don't have official answer!

The question should be worded "at least one is a boy" and in that case, 2/3 is the answer. Trust me.

However, as worded, the question states: "ONE is a boy". hence the other child MUST be a girl. If the other was a boy, then the statement "ONE is a boy" would not be true -- because in that case TWO of them are boys!

Of course, this is an oversight and the GMAT would not be so ambiguous.

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Best,

AkamaiBrah Former Senior Instructor, Manhattan GMAT and VeritasPrep Vice President, Midtown NYC Investment Bank, Structured Finance IT MFE, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, Class of 2005 MBA, Anderson School of Management, UCLA, Class of 1993

The question should be worded "at least one is a boy" and in that case, 2/3 is the answer. Trust me.

However, as worded, the question states: "ONE is a boy". hence the other child MUST be a girl. If the other was a boy, then the statement "ONE is a boy" would not be true -- because in that case TWO of them are boys!

Of course, this is an oversight and the GMAT would not be so ambiguous.

Yes, Adding "atleast" makes the question clearer.
Thanks Akamai!