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This is a puzzle from The Mensa Genius Quiz Book 2 by M. Grosswirth and A. Salny. But you really do not need to be a genius to solve this one. Stated differently: you are probably cracking puzzles like that every day and never guessed you are a genius.

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## 3 comments:

Since there are 4 different socks, in the worst case scenario, you can pick up 4 socks and have them all different colors:

Brown, Black, Blue, Red and White Stripes

Therefore, the 5th sock must match one of the 4 you have.

5 socks is needed to be sure of a pair.

You get a genius puzzle point, Wang.

This is a good puzzle to share with your kids. Just tried it on my 6-year old daughter and she solved it! Is she a genius too?

Yes she is! With so many puzzles, she definitely gets a lot of practice!

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