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December 2014 PUZZLE - "I Just Need a Pair of Socks!"
Submitted by Dave Thomas
A frugal bachelor has exactly seven pairs of socks; four pairs are black, and three are white.
The December Bonus:If all 14 socks are lying around in random positions inside the bachelor's dryer, and he grabs the first two socks he can find in the dark, what is the probability he'll have (A) A black pair? (B) A white pair? (C) No pair at all?
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