Yellow Starbursts
by Dan Meyer
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Act One

February 27, 2012
How many Starburst packs have exactly one yellow Starburst? Two yellow Starbursts?
 1.
What's a number of double yellow Starbursts you know is too high?
 2.
What's a number of double yellow Starbursts you know is too low?
Act Two
 3.
What information will you need to get an answer?
 ImageThe possible Starburst colors
 ImageThe exact number of Starbursts packs
 4.
What assumptions about Starbursts are built into your answer?
 5.
How would knowing the color frequency of the Starbursts change your answer?
 ImageThe color frequency
Act Three
Sequel
 6.
How close was your guess to the actual answer? Calculate the percent error for each.
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How many goodtasting candies (nonyellow) am I going to get to eat from that pile?


How many nasty yellows are in there? Are you likely to get one if you just grab another candy?

How many packages must I grab to be "certain" to get a Starburst other than yellow?


What is the probability of finding one or two yellow pieces in a package?







How often will I get two lemons? And what's wrong with lemon? I dislike cherry.



what is the probability of getting two starburst candies that will not make me vomit (in one package)?




How many yellow Starbursts will there be in the pile? Or, what are the chances of opening a pack and not getting a yellow?









How many yellow starbursts will Dan have to send me through the mail so as not to waste them after he goes through that whole pile?


How many will I get to eat of the yummy ones versus giving my hubby the yucky ones?




How many yellow Starburst can Dan expect to get? And why does Dan dislike lemon? I'm pretty sure they are not poison.








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