You have 20 pairs of black socks and 20 pairs of white socks all mixed up in your sock drawer. There are no lights on so you can't see the color of your socks. What is the smallest number of socks you can pull out of your drawer to make sure you get 1 matched pair of either black or white socks.

3 because since there are only two sock colors, if you take out three socks two out of three of them have to be the same color

You have 20 pairs of black socks and 20 pairs of white socks all mixed up in your sock drawer. There are no lights on so you can't see the color of your socks. What is the smallest number of socks you can pull out of your drawer to make sure you get 1 matched pair of either black or white socks.

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