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What are the odds of this happening?
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Posted 6/27/07

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Say I marry a woman who has a twin sister. she,and I have a son together, and she dies of child birth. five months later I marry her sister. she becomes pregnant, and gives birth to a male child. now, for my question what are the odds of the two children looking like identical twins?

This is the reason why i really despise the KDrama 'Which Star Are You From?'. WTF!

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The chances of them being identical (disregarding ages of course) I would think it that would be in 1 in a couple of million range. Identical twins are born, because a single egg splits into 2 seperate embroys. Considering in the second pregnancy, it will be a different egg and sperm, it would probably be statiscally impossible.
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I think it has a very small chance... the DNA structure's different... ^^
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Posted 6/27/07
It would be close to impossible. The odds are about the same as meeting someone who looks identical to yourself (assuming you are not a twin).


n0odle wrote:
*dying not necessary
**will not pay child support


Not paying child support only shows a serious lack of responsibility.

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hmmm...... well i bet they will kind alook alike but not exactly alike........ if i rememebr my biology classes(which i always sleep on) there is a slim chance of that happening....
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Posted 6/27/07
i think they will be different
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Posted 6/27/07

keelo wrote:

Say I marry a woman who has a twin sister. she,and I have a son together, and she dies of child birth. five months later I marry her sister. she becomes pregnant, and gives birth to a male child. now, for my question what are the odds of the two children looking like identical twins?


I don't know... Why not try the hands-on approach...? find some twins and casually ask them to be your guinea pigs for 9 mos all in the name of science of course....
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well ppl wouldnt be able to tell they had different parents if they end up looking more like their mothers (^_^)...either way theyd more than likely come out looking more like your average siblings instead of cousins...
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Posted 6/27/07
not that big the may look a like but most likely not twins
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well it really depends on your genes nature
Posted 6/27/07
I think they would look similar but they wouldn't look the same. I mean, what if you have girl with your first wife, then when you marry the twin sister, you have a boy?
Posted 6/27/07
*brain explodes from lack of intelligence*
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Its likely they'll look alike... Its not likely at all they look like twins...

Mathematically, I guess it would be something like 1/2^46. Thats something like 0.000000000001%. LoL
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Posted 6/27/07
it could happen but that's a weird question to ask
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Dunno, go ask a math teacher
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