Suppose there are 10 different pairs of socks in a drawer. In other words, there are 20 singleton socks in total in the drawer. I randomly pick 2 socks out from the drawer. What is the probability that the 2 socks that I picked out is a matching pair?
My answer to this question is 1/2. But I am not sure if what I have done is correct because 1/2 seems quite unbelievable.
My interpretation is this:
To get one particular pair of sock, I need this:
Since there are 20 socks in the drawer and I am picking 2 out of it, I take .
But is this correct?