Posted by **Brianne** on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 8:29pm.

Mariko walks into her dark room to pull socks out of the dresser. If she has 5 pairs of white socks, 3 pairs of blue socks, and 4 pairs of pink socks that are single (not matched up), how many socks does she need to pull out to make sure she ends up with 1 matching pair?

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**PsyDAG**, Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 10:42am
Since there are three different categories, 4 must be drawn to be sure of getting a matching pair.

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**aran!@#$%^&a**, Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 7:13am
To match up 1 pair means i pair has 2 socks she has 1 she has t pull out i more to match up 1 pair

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**aran!@#$%^&a**, Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 7:15am
To match up 1 pair means 1 pair has 2 socks she has 1 she has to pull out 1 more to match up 1 pair

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**QR**, Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 8:42pm
It would be thirteen.

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