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Matching Socks

Probability puzzles require you to weigh all the possibilities and pick the most likely outcome.

 

Puzzle ID:#14164
Fun:*** (2.76)
Difficulty:*** (2.13)
Category:Probability
Submitted By:mathemagicianus****

 

 

 



Mismatched Joe is in a pitch dark room selecting socks from his drawer. He has only six socks in his drawer, a mixture of black and white. If he chooses two socks, the chances that he draws out a white pair is 2/3. What are the chances that he draws out a black pair?





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