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Are you smarter than a 5th grader?

You have 12 black socks and 12 white socks mixed up in a drawer. You're up very early and it's too dark to tell them apart. What's the smallest number of socks you need to take out (blindly) to be sure of having a matching pair?

 
SleepyCupcake

Asked by SleepyCupcake at 4:14 PM on Apr. 28, 2011 in Just for Fun

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    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:15 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Why no, no I'm not. ;0) It's been far to long. Ask me something about animal science or Literature... I got that!
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:15 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • 3.
    Ataemommy

    Answer by Ataemommy at 4:15 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • I have a feeling I'm not lol but what the hec...13?
    yesmaam

    Answer by yesmaam at 4:16 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Ding ding ding! BradenIsMySon will receive best answer! Stay tuned until after the break!
    SleepyCupcake

    Comment by SleepyCupcake (original poster) at 4:16 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • 3 socks. If the first sock is black, the second one could be black, in which case you have a matching pair. If the second sock is white, the third sock will be either black and match the first sock, or white and match the second sock.
    SleepyCupcake

    Comment by SleepyCupcake (original poster) at 4:16 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Lol it'll be a long morning for me. I was thinking 3, but what if...oh shit lol I get it
    yesmaam

    Answer by yesmaam at 4:17 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

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