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## Friday, January 18, 2008

### Two and One-Half Boys

A colleague of Professor Egghead was explaining to him about his childhood. He said that he was one of five children and that half of them were boys.

How can this be true?

Morris Tao said...

If 3 of the 5 kids were boys, then the statement is technically true, half are boys. It doesn't say that exactly half are boys.

Bon said...

If 3, 4, or all of them were boys, that still makes half of them boys.

Anonymous said...

3 0f 5 kids are boys. He himeself is a boy and half of the remaining are boys.

Anonymous said...

one of them is a tranny.

Anonymous said...

1. there are two boys including himself
2. one of the girls is a tom boy
=1 1/2 boys

Chris said...

The Prof said half of "them" were boys. "Them" being 2 boys and two girls. So there were 3 boys and 2 girls altogether.

Metal D said...

Not counting the Professor, there are 4. 2 Boys and 2 Girls.