# Gloves

JYD
Posers and Puzzles 09 Aug '06 21:46
1. 09 Aug '06 21:46
Cathy has six pairs of black gloves and six pairs of brown gloves in her drawer. In complete darkness, how many gloves must she take from the drawer in order to be sure to get a pair that match?
2. BigDoggProblem
09 Aug '06 21:561 edit
Originally posted by JYD
Cathy has six pairs of black gloves and six pairs of brown gloves in her drawer. In complete darkness, how many gloves must she take from the drawer in order to be sure to get a pair that match?
Three.

Edit: Assuming that all the gloves can be worn on either the left hand or the right hand.
3. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
09 Aug '06 22:33
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
Three.

Edit: Assuming that all the gloves can be worn on either the left hand or the right hand.
Otherwise it would be thirteen, and she would find it quicker to turn on the light first.
4. 09 Aug '06 22:36
True about the light, I mean sure you can grab 13 gloves to be sure you don't have 6 left brown and 6 left black ones but without turning on the lights you never know which to put on.
5. 10 Aug '06 06:57
You can feel the difference of a right hand glove and a left hand glove in the dark.
Left/right is not a problem. White/black is.
6. 10 Aug '06 07:52
Originally posted by FabianFnas
You can feel the difference of a right hand glove and a left hand glove in the dark.
Left/right is not a problem. White/black is.
then 8 you take out a left glove and you must pull out 7 right gloves to make sure at least 1 matches.
7. 10 Aug '06 17:44
If she's in the dark, no one will notice if she wears odd coloured gloves anyway ðŸ™‚
8. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
10 Aug '06 22:59
Originally posted by JYD
...but without turning on the lights you never know which to put on.
That wasn't part of the problem. And so it isn't ours.
9. AThousandYoung
All My Soldiers...
12 Aug '06 10:55
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
Three.

Edit: Assuming that all the gloves can be worn on either the left hand or the right hand.
Umm...no. One could pull three gloves of the same color.
10. XanthosNZ
Cancerous Bus Crash
12 Aug '06 11:11
Originally posted by AThousandYoung
Umm...no. One could pull three gloves of the same color.
But then you have a pair.
11. celticcountry