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### M&M's and Percentages of their Colors

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Date: 12/15/95 at 8:24:5
From: Anonymous
Subject: geometry

I have the old statistics about what percentage of what color they
make and am looking for the new stats with the new color blue.
HELP.
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Date: 6/12/96 at 21:51:8
From: Doctor Jodi
Subject: Re: geometry

Hi there! You'd be surprised how much info about M&M's is on the
Web. I wandered across some sort of spectral analysis of M&M's at

http://www.kairos-scientific.com/searchable/candy.html   .

Finally, I did find an answer, though, at

Q. What is the color ratio in a bag of "M&M's" ?
A. The average composition of the various varieties of "M&M's"
is as follows:

Baking Bits Variety:
20% brown
20% yellow
20% red
20% green
20% orange

Plain Variety:
30% brown
20% yellow
20% red
10% green
10% orange
10% blue

Peanut Variety:
20% brown
20% yellow
10% red
10% green
10% orange
30% blue

Peanut Butter Variety:
20% brown
20% yellow
10% red
20% green
30% blue

Almond Variety:
20% brown
20% yellow
10% red
20% green
30% blue

Christmas Blend:
50% red
50% green

Valentine's Day Blend:
40% red
40% pink
20% white

Easter Blend:
20% pastel blue
20% pastel yellow
20% pastel pink
20% pastel green
20% pastel purple

-Doctor Jodi,  The Math Forum

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Associated Topics:
Middle School Ratio and Proportion
Middle School Statistics

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