Math
how many socks would you need to remove from a drawer containing 10 blue socks, 15 black socks and 5 red socks, to in sure that you have at least 2 matching socks?
asked by
Tahmina

You hardest time matching is if you picked one of each before you picked the second.
So, pick one blue, one black, one red, then pick one more. You have to get a matched pair in four picks.posted by bobpursley

Drawer containing 8 red socks 10 while socks and 4 blue socks
posted by Anonymous
Respond to this Question
Similar Questions

geometry
Missy and Mussy are very messy sisters. Their dresser drawer consists of 43 white socks, 2 black socks, 23 blue socks and 8 red socks. What is the minimum number of socks they must remove from the drawer to be certain they have 
geometry
Missy and Mussy are very messy sisters. Their dresser drawer consists of 43 white socks, 2 black socks, 23 blue socks and 8 red socks. What is the minimum number of socks they must remove from the drawer to be certain they have 
MATH
missy and missy are messy sisters. their dresser drawer consists of 43 white socks, 2 black socks, 23 blue socks and 8 red socks. What is the minimum number of socks they must remove from the drawer to be certain they have four 
Meths
A drawer contains 22 black socks, 22 white socks, 22 blue socks, and 22 brown socks. If the light is off and Matt reaches into the drawer to get his socks, what is the minimum number of socks he must pull out in order to be sure 
math
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? 
Math
A drawer contains 22 black socks, 22 white socks, and 22 blue socks. If the light is off and Matt reaches into the drawer to get his socks, what is the minimum number of socks he must pull out in order to be sure that he 
Math
A drawer contains 22 black socks, 22 white socks, 22 blue socks, and 22 brown socks. If the light is off and Matt reaches into the drawer to get his socks, what is the minimum number of socks he must pull out in order to be sure 
math
A drawer contains exactly 5 red socks, 8 blue socks, 10 while socks, 12 green socks , and 7 yellow socks. Find the least number of socks to be chosen which will guarantee that there will be at least seven socks of the same color. 
math
a sock drawer contains 10 white socks, 6 black socks, and 8 blue socks. if 2 socks are chosen at random, what is the probability of getting a pair of white socks? 
math
One of your dresser drawers contains 10 black socks and 10 blue socks. Suppose it is dark and you canâ€™t tell what color a sock is when you look at it. If you start taking socks randomly one at a time from the drawer, how many