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- Apr 13, 2013

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A couple gets $n$ children. At each birth, the probability to get a boy is $p$ (independent births). Which is the probability that exactly $k$ of the children are boys?

I have thought the following:

Let $X$ be the number of boys that the couple gets. Then the desired probality is

$P(X=k)=p^k \cdot (1-p)^{n-k}$

Am I right?