In a country where everyone wants a boy, each family continues having babies till they have a boy. After some time, what is the proportion of boys to girls in the country? (Assuming probability of having a boy or a girl is the same)
Assume finally the numbers of boys is C. Then:
Number of girls = 0*(Probability of 0 girls) + 1*(Probability of 1 girl) + 2*(Probability of 2 girls) + … Number of girls = 0*(C*1/2) + 1*(C*1/2*1/2) + 2*(C*1/2*1/2*1/2) + … Number of girls = 0 + C/4 + 2*C/8 + 2*C/16 + … Number of girls = C (using mathematical formulas; it becomes apparent if you just sum up the first 4-5 terms)
Logically thinking, It stays 50%. As long as the chance for each child is 50%, it won’t change.
Boys and Girls ratio: 1:1