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The Elderberries by Corey Pandolph and Phil Frank and Joe Troise for August 24, 2014

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    manteo16nc  about 7 years ago

    31. But you need to go into a lighted room to pick out two and put them on. You wouldn’t like wearing 15 1/2 pairs of socks.

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    bkybl Premium Member about 7 years ago

    31, right. But you’d only need to pull out 5 or 6 for the probability to be pretty good of getting two different colors.

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    ellisaana Premium Member about 7 years ago

    3 would give you a pair of matching socks.To be sure you have one white and one black sock, you would need to pull out 31.

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    ellisaana Premium Member about 7 years ago

    I read it wrong the first time, too.

    It is something of a brain bender because it’s just a twist away from the expected question..Enjoy your day off :)

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    Retired Dude Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Why would anyone want one of each?

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    BaconBoyCamper  about 7 years ago

    Ya need more of your special brand of Coffee, there, Dr T…

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    JP Steve Premium Member about 7 years ago

    I remember Walt Wallet solving this problem for one of the grandchildren back about 1960 — I wasn’t even a teenager!(In his version three was the right answer.)

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    banjinshiju  about 7 years ago

    In the original problem I read years ago, it was green and red, because those colors appear the same in the dark. White and black are too easy recognize in low lighting.

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