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Paul has 8 white socks, 4 blue socks,10 grey socks, and 12 black socks in his drawer. The socks are all jumbled up. What is the greatest number of socks that he would need to pull out to have a matching pair?

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    The greatest number of socks to get a matching pair is 5. If your first pull is white, your second blue, your third grey, and your fourth black, then the fifth sock you pull has to be one of those same colors, making a pair.

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