# SOLUTION: a drawer contains six black socks and eight white socks, all identical except in color. what is the least number of socks that a blindfolded person would have to take from the draw

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 Question 491022: a drawer contains six black socks and eight white socks, all identical except in color. what is the least number of socks that a blindfolded person would have to take from the drawer to be sure of selecting at least one pair of matching socks? A.) 2 B.) 3 C.) 4 D.) 5 E.) 7 (please explain your reasoning) * please help me out i tried this problem serval times and could not figure it out thank youAnswer by chessace(471)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Ans: B. The reasoning is ... try for failure, this is a "worst case" situation. 1st: draw a color. 2nd: Don't want a pair, draw the other color. 3rd: Doomed to have a match. Blind person still doesn't know which match of course.