14.72
21.13
19.06
13.58
15.09
16.42
Phil Bannan, Val Canto, Anthony Debboli, Laura Dunn(4G)
Introduction:
The reason why our group chose this topic is because often when we are eating M&M’s
we wonder how many of each color there is and if this amount is consentient between bags, or if
there is a different amount of each color in each bag. We designed this experiment so we could
provide data to support whether the amount of each M&M color is the same between bags or if
the number varies. We do believe that this topic is of general interest, because people do wonder
why some bags have a disproportionate amount of one color compared to another. And while this
Study Design:
For this study we obtained 25, 1.69 oz
bags of M&M’s and we opened each bag and
counted the total number of M&M’s. We then counted the color of each M&M in each bag. From
this we divided the number of each color M&M by the total number of M&M’s in the bag. This
gave us the percent of each color and each bag, and we compared this number with the other 24
bags, as well as the percents given on the M&M website. The bags were assigned randomly to
each experimenter. In order to make sure that no experimenter had any bias and tried to shape the
results each bag was counted four times, by four different people. This was just in case one of the
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 Fall '07
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 Statistical hypothesis testing, M&M, M&M Company

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