Calculating smallest possible children in the family


Each child in a family has at least 4 brothers and 2 sisters.
What is the smallest number of children the family might have?

smallest number of children possible in family puzzle

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    For a boy to have at least 4 brothers, the family must have at least 5 boys (1 + 4 brothers).  Similarly, For a girl to have at least 2 sisters, there must be at least  3 girls.

    Viji_Pinarayi Expert Answered on 29th March 2016.
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    pandabouy Guru Answered on 19th May 2016.
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