You are in a pitch black room and need to get a pair of socks out of your drawer which can contain up to 100 socks. In the drawer is a mixture of black and white socks, and there's at least one pair of either color. If you choose two socks, the chance that you draw out a black pair is 2/3.
What is the chance that you draw out a white pair?
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Bonus: what would the answer be if the drawer contained between 100 and 1000 socks?
(In reply to
re: Solution to part 1  almost, but not quite by Thalamus)
Do you think SilverKnight meant to put "each color" or did he deliberately put "each color" to trick us?
I can't find another solution to part 1.
441 black and 99 white seems to fit part 2.

Posted by Nosher
on 20040901 18:08:00 