Three Kinds of Apples

Three kinds of apples are mixed randomly in a box. How many apples must you take out to be sure of having at least two apples of one kind?

Four. If the apples are A, B, and C, it’s possible that you could take out one A, one B and one C with three apples, but the fourth apple must be one of the three kinds.

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3 Comments on "Three Kinds of Apples"

Tobey Auspland says
November 6, 2015 @ 10:34

Well if there is 2 of each apple in the box the number of apples to take out is 4, ect…

Cutz says
October 22, 2017 @ 12:17

I think your riddle is dumb because it can vary between how many apples of each kind there are. if there are 20 apples of each kind then you can pick out 4 of the same kind of apples.

Dan says
October 22, 2017 @ 20:23

@Cutz I don’t think you understand the answer. It doesn’t matter if there are more of one kind than another, just that you are guaranteed to have at least 2 of any kind. Having 20 of one kind doesn’t change that.

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