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In Matt's pocket there are 8 watermelon jellybeans, 4 vanilla jellybeans and 4 butter popcorn jellybeans. What is the smallest number of jellybeans he must take out of his pocket to be certain that he takes at least one of each flavour?

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.

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