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# Socks

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Your sock drawer contains ten pairs of blue socks and ten pairs of red socks. If you're only allowed to take one sock at a time from the drawer, what's the minimum number of socks you need to take out before you're guaranteed a pair?

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Two. You only have to take out two socks. I never said they had to be a matching pair.Hide Hint Show Hint Hide Answer Show Answer

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Awwwww, I was thinking three cuz no matter what there would be two of one sock! !

good one. You said nothing about a matching pair.

yeah i'll pay that one!

or if u wanted a matching pair then still 2. coz u can look in the drawer

Well, you already have 10 pairs, and so you're guaranteed those socks. The only thing you're doing by taking them out is transferring location.

to find a matching pair it just takes at most 3, one blue, one red, one more (either).

WCCope, the teaser said nothing about matching.

good teaser!

wouldn't that be jakey-lookin tho?

good teaser!

wouldn't that be jakey-lookin tho?

I love the hint

nice teaser. although i thought as wigglyworm91 , if the socks are yours you dont need to be guarranteed a pair

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