# SOLUTION: A bowl contains 50 colored marbles, 13 Green, 10 Red, 9 Blue, 8 Yellow, 6 Black, 4 White. If you are blindfolded, what is the smallest number of marbles you must pick to guarantee

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Proportions Question 32790: A bowl contains 50 colored marbles, 13 Green, 10 Red, 9 Blue, 8 Yellow, 6 Black, 4 White. If you are blindfolded, what is the smallest number of marbles you must pick to guarantee that you have at least 7 marbles of the same color?Answer by josmiceli(9817)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!First I ask the question: "What is the largest number of marbles I must pick and still have the possibility that I don't have 7 of the same color?" green 13......6 red...10......6 blue..9.......6 yellow 8......6 black..6......6 whitee.4......4 If I happened to pick these colors in the indicated numbers, I still wouldn't have 7 of the same color But if I pick one more, I am guaranteed to have 7 of the same color. The answer is 35