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Question About Socks From Math Forum

A drawer contains red socks, black socks, and white socks. What is the least number of socks that must randomly be taken out of the drawer to be sure of having four pairs of socks? (A pair is two socks of the same color.)A. 8B. 10C. 12D. 14E. 16 ?????

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Oldest Known Photo of a U.S. President (Socks and All)

Found: Oldest Known Photo of a U.S. President (Socks and All) By JENNIFER SCHUESSLERAUG. 16, 2017 Photo This daguerreotype of John Quincy Adams, taken in March 1843, carries an auction estimate of $150,000 to $250,000. Creditvia Sotheby's Count John Quincy Adams among those who could be grumpy about having their picture taken. In August 1843, the former president, then 76, sat for a photographer during a visit to upstate New York and pronounced the results “all hideous.” Unfortunately for him, a daguerreotype from that sitting surfaced at an antiques shop in 1970, priced at 50 cents, and currently sits in the National Portrait Gallery, where it laid claim to being the oldest surviving original photograph of an American president. But now, an older — and more...

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Socks Loss Index

How many times have you collected your laundry just to realize one of the socks is missing? Probably quite a few. Don't worry though, this problem has been affecting millions if not billions of people ever since socks were invented back in 8th century BC by Ancient Greeks. While we still don't have a perfect solution for the problem, thousands of tips have been gathered throughout years. And recently a group of scientists finally came up with a formula for probability of losing socks. Psychologist Simon Moore of behavior change consultancy, Innovationbubble and statistician Geoff Ellis at Evolution met together to analyze thousands of cases of lost socks and come up with a realistic formula. They took into consideration various factors, such as frequency...

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