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Problem: Suppose that two parents are both heterozygous for sickle cell anemia, which is an autosomal recessive disease. They have seven children. Use the binomial theorem to determine the probability that three of the children have sickle cell anemia and four of the children are healthy. Round your answer to the nearest hundredth.

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Sickle Cell Anemia (SCA) = autosomal recessive

Parent Generation: Ss × Ss


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Suppose that two parents are both heterozygous for sickle cell anemia, which is an autosomal recessive disease. They have seven children. Use the binomial theorem to determine the probability that three of the children have sickle cell anemia and four of the children are healthy. Round your answer to the nearest hundredth.

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