Posted by **monica** on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 8:18pm.

Your sock drawer has 10 blue socks, 16 red socks, and 12 white socks. If you reach into the drawer in the dark, how many socks do you need to pull out to be sure you have a matching pair?

I can't figure out.

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**MathMate**, Monday, August 29, 2011 at 9:45pm
There are three colours in all, blue, red, and white.

Therefore the maximum you can get with**out** getting a pair is three.

In the worst case, how many socks do you need to pull to get a pair?

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