A puzzle – seemingly simple, but not quite
Here you go Debajyoti – since you were clamoring for another one. This one involves probability and can be considered very simple or very intriguing depending on your point of view…
I was having drinks with two of my friends last evening when the discussion meandered around our kids. All three of us have two kids each and no twins. Chris mentioned that his boy has really taken to high school football. The other child is less inclined towards sports and prefers to excel academically. Rick, the other friend – who is the youngest of the three of us – talked about his four year old son overjoyed with his grandparents’ visit during Christmas and all the gifts he got. Rick and his wife also just had a baby – and that was one more reason the grandparents had come – to help them around in the house.
So, now the question for you: Which of my two friends – Chris or Rick is more likely to have a daughter?