How to own the "guess the number of M&Ms in the jar" contest

July 27, 2009

A great walk-through from physics lecturer Adam Micolich.

If memory serves, a friend of mine (who was majoring in chemical engineering at the time) won a free month's rent via this type of contest.

The real takeaway here is this comment from chamolibre: "If a 1150ml jar contains 1072 M&Ms then we can just use 1072/1150 as a scale factor to estimate based on the volume directly, around 93.2%."

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