SJ wrote:
A jar contains 20 marbles: 4 red, 6 white and 10 blue. If you remove marbles one at a time, randomly, what is the minimum number that must be removed to be certain that you have at least 2 marbles of each colour?
A. 6
B. 10
C. 12
D. 16
E. 18
Assume the worst case scenario, that is, you remove all 10 blue marbles and all 6 white marbles; you still don’t have any marbles in red. However, if you remove 2 more marbles (and they must be red), then you will have at least 2 marbles of each color. Therefore, you need to remove a total of 18 marbles to ensure you will have at least 2 marbles of each color.
Answer: E