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Unformatted text preview: M up. Remove all the M down M&M's from the sample. step 3 - repeat step 2 until you have no M&M's left. Every time you throw the M&M's, you've gone through one more half-life. Here's the data from one trial: The above is just a single trial; you should try it yourself to see what you get. This trial shows something interesting, however. When you have a large number of particles, they follow the predicted behavior very closely. When you only have a small number, the inherent randomness of the decay process is a little more obvious....
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