# How can you rearrange the marbles to maximize your chances of grabbing a white marble from each?

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You have two buckets: one with only white marbles and one with only black marbles. The two buckets have the same number of marbles.

How can you rearrange the marbles to maximize your chances of grabbing a white marble from each?

posted Mar 27, 2015

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Put a single white marble in one bucket and put the rest of the white marbles and all of the black marbles in the other. This makes our odds about 75 percent for grabbing two white marbles.

I'll rearrange them such that all black marbles are at the bottom of two buckets while all the white marbles are on top. Empty the white marble bucket, put half of black marbles in each bucket and then put half of white marbles in each bucket on top of black marbles.

answer Dec 17, 2015 by anonymous

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