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Matching socks is easy, even in the dark of winter at 6am.

This may explain the origin of some monks' love of combinatorics ...


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by QM (Parson) on Oct 17, 2017 at 15:05 UTC
    This may explain the origin of some monks' love of combinatorics ...

    I would have thought the opposite, at least in my case. There is almost no chance of getting a mixed pair, drawing 2 socks, even in the dark. It's still light enough to make out white vs. black, and each color is in its own box. "Two from this box" is all it takes.

    But perhaps you meant the opposite...

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