There are ten pairs of identical white socks, twelve pairs of identical black socks and 14 pairs of identical red socks, all of which are kept in a box you now randomly draw a few socks from the box.

1. If you have to be certain of drawing at least one pair of socks of the same colour, then what is the minimum number of socks that you have to draw from the box?

2. If you have to be certain of drawing at least one pair of socks of each colour, what is the minimum number of socks that you have to draw from the box?


See our previous ‘Puzzles of the Day’: 

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Puzzle of the Day : 10

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