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M&M's and Percentages of their Colors


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

I am looking for an address or answer to a question about M&M's.
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. 


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 

http://us.mms.com/us/about/products/   :

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

    
Associated Topics:
Middle School Ratio and Proportion
Middle School Statistics

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