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Re^2: How many different varieties (color, size, etc) of socks do you have in your sock drawer?

by pryrt (Prior)
on Oct 01, 2016 at 23:25 UTC ( #1173103=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: How many different varieties (color, size, etc) of socks do you have in your sock drawer?
in thread How many different varieties (color, size, etc) of socks do you have in your sock drawer?

He was wrong, of course. You could pull out a pair on the first try. And pulling 4 socks only guarantees at least one pair if you have exactly 1 pair of each color. The question, as stated, had no information about how many pairs.
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Re^3: How many different varieties (color, size, etc) of socks do you have in your sock drawer?
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 02, 2016 at 00:35 UTC

    He's wrong because the question doesn't ask for a matched pair, so the correct answer is two.

      the question doesn't ask for a matched pair,

      "What do you mean my socks don't match?! I have another pair just like it at home!"

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