There are 20 socks in a drawer: 5 pairs of black, 3 pairs of brown, and 2 pairs of white. You select the socks in the dark and can check the

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There are 20 socks in a drawer: 5 pairs of black, 3 pairs of brown, and 2 pairs of white. You select the socks in the dark and can check them only after a selection has been made. What is the smallest number of socks you need to select to guarantee you get the following: At least one matching pair. At least one matching pair of each color.

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Tryphena 5 months 2021-08-06T13:22:39+00:00 2 Answers 41 views 0

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    2021-08-06T13:23:46+00:00

    Answer:

    a 1:10 ratio

    Step-by-step explanation:

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    2021-08-06T13:24:20+00:00

    Answer:

    The answer to Part A is 4

    The answer to Part B is 18

    Explanation:

    Part A:

    The smallest number of socks to be selected to guarantee at least one matching pair is 4.

    Part B:

    The smallest number of socks to be selected to guarantee at least one matching pair of each color is 18.

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