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(1) Last semester my students carried out Rossman's Activity 12-2, which involved Reese's Pieces. They counted as follows: brown: 102 orange: 218 yellow: 105
(2) Yesterday I purchased a small (46 g) bag of Reese's Pieces, with this result: brown: 11 orange: 31 yellow: 19
And some of you may recall that Rossman's activity asks students to "suppose that 45% of the population is orange." Until Rossman tells me otherwise, I would have to assume that this percentage was chosen because some experience had suggested that it was plausible.
So Jenny was correct about what Hershey said to me; but I think their claim still is subject to some doubt.
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Looks like a nationwide investigation is in order! OK stats. teachers, let's GO!
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