Free help with homework

Why join Brainly?

  • ask questions about your assignment
  • get answers with explanations
  • find similar questions

There are twelve socks in a drawer: six red socks and six blue socks. The room is completely dark, and you cannot see. How many socks must you take from

the drawer before you are certain to have either a pair of red socks or a pair of blue socks in hand



This Is a Certified Answer

Certified answers contain reliable, trustworthy information vouched for by a hand-picked team of experts. Brainly has millions of high quality answers, all of them carefully moderated by our most trusted community members, but certified answers are the finest of the finest.
There are 6 red socks        and      6  blue socks

So you have to take from the drawer at least 7 socks.  Then there can atmost be 6 socks of one color.. and so there will be a pair of either red or  blue.

1 5 1
click on thanks button above;;; select best answer
If there are 6 red socks and 6 blue socks,
you must atleast take 3 socks.
then the 3 you take contain 1 pair of same coloured socks and the 3rd one can be anything.

0 0 0
The Brain
  • The Brain
  • Helper
Not sure about the answer?
Learn more with Brainly!
Having trouble with your homework?
Get free help!
  • 80% of questions are answered in under 10 minutes
  • Answers come with explanations, so that you can learn
  • Answer quality is ensured by our experts