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Sep 6, 2008
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You have 12 black socks and 12 white socks mixed up in a drawer. You're up very early and it's too dark to tell them apart. What's the smallest number of socks you need to take out (blindly) to be sure of having a matching pair?
 

Ginger

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Apr 14, 2008
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Well, having six children makes me an expert on unmatched socks. It also prompts me to buy all the socks for the entire year at one time so they will all be identical!
 
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You have 12 black socks and 12 white socks mixed up in a drawer. You're up very early and it's too dark to tell them apart. What's the smallest number of socks you need to take out (blindly) to be sure of having a matching pair?
I don't have 24 pairs of socks. And I put them away neatly. Problem solved. :D
 
Jan 2, 2008
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Well, there are some casino visitors that would have to pull out at least 50% in order to come up with a winning pair.
 
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