Never having claimed child benefit im not sure if this is the case or not but perhaps someone can clear it up for me . If you worked in the post office you would see the child benefit book the mother presented when she arrived .Does that have the names of the children being claimed for on it ?
Of course if we are only to conclude from the information stated alone in the question posed above and arent allowed more information then if we have to make a choice it would merely be a guess which we would have a 50/50 chance of getting right. The only definate choice to make with 100% certainty it was the right one is that you couldnt conclude any answer from that information that would be guarantee your certainty of the sex.
Post by The Legendary Barb on Jul 15, 2009 10:03:57 GMT
If you knew the woman in question, that she may be a relative your daughter / inlaw for instance you would know your grandchildren. The woman could also be your wife ,a close friend or neighbour. You could be then 100% right.
Fluffet in days gone bye the childrens names were not on the book.
The answer is dependant on the ambiguity of the question posed, as the intuitive answer is 1/2 but depending on circumstance it can also be 1/3 and this is why there has been so much debate about the "final answer". To be honest, on the surface, my sceptical "spidey sense" is pointing at the very noticable "changing the goalposts" to get a different answer.