Proportion of each color of M&M

Jan 23rd, 2015
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Let's calculate the proportion of each color of M&M from our bag and compare it to what the website says we should have gotten. We see that our total sample size is now, = 200. 

There are 27 Brown M&M's, 35 yellow M&M's, 28 Red M&M's, 46 Blue M&M's, 30 Orange M&Ms and 34 Green M&M's in our bag of M&M's.


  1. In a Word document, answer the following questions:
  • Which colors are higher, lower, or the same proportion as the website?
  • How close are our numbers to what the company says we are supposed to get?
  • Is any color an outlier?
  • Do you think the Mars Company favors one color over another? Why or why not?
  • When comparing our proportions to the website's proportions do you think our calculations are an over prediction, under prediction or the same prediction as what to expect from a bag of M&Ms. Why?
Using Excel, construct a Histogram with the frequency numbers of each color.
  • Make sure there are appropriate labels on your histogram.
  • Paste the histogram into your Word document.
Using Excel, construct a pie chart using the proportions from each color.
  • Make sure there are appropriate labels on your pie chart.
  • Paste the pie chart into your Word document.
Answer the following questions about the charts you've constructed.
  • What do you see?
  • What is the shape and distribution?
  • Which color has the highest proportion and which color has the lowest proportion and what are they?
Submit both the Excel spreadsheet and the Word document.

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