Quandaries and Queries


i have 6 pairs of socks lying unmatched in my dresser drawer. Each pair is a differnt color (brown, black, red, yellow, green, purple) When i wake up in the morning, I randomly grab 2 of the loose socks and put them on without looking.

If two socks are randomly selected from the drawer, what is the probability that they match?

Hi Shannon,

If you took one sock, then there are 11 left, from which only ONE will march. So, the probability is 1/11.


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