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How many boys and girls?

Oh dear, you've come up with a wrong answer. You may have reasoned like this: The eldest child is a girl. One of the other two is a boy. That leaves one child, and it's 50/50 whether it is a boy or a girl. It turns out that it's not. Go back and try again.

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