View Full Version : Am I stupid? Answer this question....

04-18-2005, 11:55 AM
Say you have 6 socks in a drawer, all different colors. There's one red sock and 5 other different color socks. You randomly pull out a sock, note the color and then put it back in. If you do this 6 times, what are the odds that you will have pulled out the red sock within those 6 tries? In other words, at the beginning of the scenario, you say you're going to do this 6 times. What are the odds you'll pick the red one by the 6th attempt?

Mike Haven
04-18-2005, 12:28 PM
Why would you do this?

You remind me of the time I crossed a cow field one dark night and dropped my hat. I tried on six before I found the right one.

04-18-2005, 12:57 PM
1 - (5/6)^6 = 66.51%

04-18-2005, 01:41 PM

04-18-2005, 08:34 PM


I did not read your post.