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The Sleep-In

by Matt Taylor-Byrne


Act One

  • Matt Taylor-Byrne

    Matt Taylor-Byrne

    March 13, 2013

    How many times would it take to get matching socks?

Act Two

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  • Teacher note
    Explain that the idea is that the draw is a mess and that I am so rushed I am not looking before grabbing the socks.

    Also, students may need to know that taking 2 at a time is equivalent to taking one and then another.


  • 1.

    How many times would I need to try to get a matching pair of a particular colour?

  • 2.

    How could I increase my chances of getting a matching pair (other than taking a closer look)?

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