Too Many Women
In a far far land, there was a long war.
Many men died in that war, and when it was over
there were not enough men to marry all the women in the kingdom.
The king wanted balance between men and women, so he issued an order that any woman who gives birth to a girl, will stop having children after that.
His theory was that there would be several families with one girl and one or no boys,
but there would also be families with several boys and only one girl, and so after a few years the number of males in the kingdom would increase.
What was wrong with the king's plan and why won't it work?
Comments on this teaser
|Posted by rajeshwar||01/23/03|
|a part of maths and logic.
anyhow wise thiniking.i appreciate it.|
|Posted by Rowsdower||12/30/03|
|I'm not the brightest star in the Brangle universe, and at first glance it seemed to me that this would result in more girls; though now I'm sure you're right if the birth ratio is 1:1. :D Fun teaser!|
|Posted by jntrcs||04/29/06|
|this seems like proabability|
|Posted by LeafFan4life||04/04/07|
|i want to live in this kingdom :D|
|Posted by HarryPutter||09/12/07|
|Don't we all, don't we all......|
|Posted by baliset||04/14/11|
|What was wrong with the plan: citizens would have children regardless of the King's law. Human nature. :lol:|
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