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Bob Hayden

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a bit more about Reese's Pieces...
Posted: Jan 8, 1997 1:15 PM
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----- Forwarded message from KINGB@WCSUB.CTSTATEU.EDU -----

(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
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.

----- End of forwarded message from KINGB@WCSUB.CTSTATEU.EDU -----

Looks like a nationwide investigation is in order! OK
stats. teachers, let's GO!

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