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  1. #1
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    Help!

    The dry cleaner just delivered seventeen freshly cleaned different pairs of socks in a basket but the light bulb went out. The dry cleaner did not match the socks before delivery and I am in a hurry, so I blindly pick single socks from the basket. Is it possible that I actually will be wearing a matching pair of socks that evening after ten picks and how many times do I have to reach into that basket minimally to be guaranteed a matching pair of socks?
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    Re: Help!

    I thought maybe it would be: No, you have at least 18 times from the basket
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