# How many balls you must take out to make sure you have one ball of each color at least.

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In the drawer beside your bed, you have three orange, two pink and five purple balls. There is no electricity and the room is completely dark.
How many balls you must take out to make sure you have one ball of each color at least.

posted Apr 16, 2015

It is 9,

First five takes may be all of them are 5 purple balls,
Next 3 takes may be all of them are 3 orange balls,
And I sure that the next ball is the remaining colour.

*eight balls

Sorry.Nine is correct.

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