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The probability that Mr. Smith's other child is also a boy is 1/2 or 50%.

This is because the gender of each child is independent of the other child's gender. Regardless of the gender of the eldest child, the probability of the other child being a boy or a girl is the same. So, if the eldest child is a boy, the other child could be a boy or a girl with equal probability. Therefore, the probability of the other child being a boy is 1/2.
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The probability that the other child is also a boy, given that the eldest child is a boy, is 1/2 or 50-50. This is because the gender of one child does not affect the gender of the other child, so each child has an independent 50% chance of being a boy.
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