Dark room box has 2 blue marbles, 7 red marbles, 9 green marbles and 11 purple marbles. What is the smallest number of marbles to take up to make sure you have at least 4 of the same color?

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- July 26th 2008, 04:54 PMcomet2000word problem
Dark room box has 2 blue marbles, 7 red marbles, 9 green marbles and 11 purple marbles. What is the smallest number of marbles to take up to make sure you have at least 4 of the same color?

how do i solve this problem? - July 26th 2008, 06:56 PMmr fantastic