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 Gloves (Posted on 2004-06-03)
Sharon has a number of pairs of gloves of identical design, but of several (at least three) different colors. She has at least three pairs of each color. In the dark she can distinguish the handedness of a glove, but not its color. Unfortunately, she keeps the gloves jumbled up in a drawer in an unlit cellar.

Sharon knows that if she takes out 21 gloves, in the dark, she can be sure of getting at least one pair.

What is the maximum number of pairs of gloves that she could have?

 See The Solution Submitted by Brian Smith Rating: 4.1667 (6 votes)

 Subject Author Date answer K Sengupta 2007-11-23 05:02:29 re(2): Shame on me!---29 pairs - woo hoo! Danny 2004-06-05 17:44:45 re: Shame on me! - hmmmm SilverKnight 2004-06-05 00:02:01 re: Shame on me!---29 pairs Tristan 2004-06-04 20:42:08 Shame on me! Brian Smith 2004-06-04 20:06:36 2 questions to Brian Danny 2004-06-04 16:14:46 sweet Cory Taylor 2004-06-04 14:27:51 re(3): Different solution? np_rt 2004-06-04 12:12:27 re(2): Better than 28. Brian Smith 2004-06-04 08:30:36 re(2): Better than 28. - why not get a flashlight? Danny 2004-06-04 00:18:39 re(4): huh? - I'm still right! :-) Danny 2004-06-04 00:10:11 re: Better than 28. Richard 2004-06-03 23:26:28 Better than 28. Brian Smith 2004-06-03 21:48:20 No Subject becca 2004-06-03 21:10:26 My opinion Tristan 2004-06-03 20:18:22 re(3): Solution? Charlie 2004-06-03 19:30:29 Why 10,000 gloves isn't the answer... Erik 2004-06-03 19:21:25 re(3): huh? Erik 2004-06-03 19:16:05 re(4): huh? nikki 2004-06-03 18:19:20 re(3): huh? Brian Smith 2004-06-03 18:12:08 re(2): huh? Danny 2004-06-03 18:03:49 Maximum number of colors and some other stuff... Erik 2004-06-03 17:26:24 re: huh? Erik 2004-06-03 17:00:22 huh? Danny 2004-06-03 15:32:16 re(2): Solution? Danny 2004-06-03 15:29:56 re(2): Different solution? Charlie 2004-06-03 15:22:53 re: Different solution? np_rt 2004-06-03 14:56:40 re: Solution? Charlie 2004-06-03 09:22:54 Different solution? Jer 2004-06-03 09:21:01 Solution? Erik 2004-06-03 08:46:25

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