M&M’s Lab – Random Sampling 1. How many plain M&M’s do you think there are in a 1.69 oz bag? 2. Do you think every bag of plain M&M’s that size has exactly the same number of M&M’s in it? 3. What colors are there in a bag of plain M&M’s? 4. How many of each color do you think there are in each 1.69 oz bag of plain M&M’s? 5. Open your bag of M&M’s and count them. How many of each color are there? 6. Write each color as a percent of the total bag. 7. Record your results on a separate piece of paper. Collect this same data from each of your classmates. (percent of each color in each of their bags of M&M’s) 8. Find the mean, median, and mode of the percents of each color. 9. Send one person from your table team to the internet to this website: http://www.baking.m-ms.com/cai/mms In the pulldown menu in the upper right, select “M&M’s brand” and go to the FAQ’s. 10. Compare the % of each color with the actual percentages produced. Explain why your results might be the same or different.