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Best way to eat M&Ms

1) Tear a very small hole in the bag of M&Ms
2) Pour out two M&Ms.
3) If they're the same color, put the bag away. You only get to eat those two, until you really can't stand it and get the bag back out.
4) If they're different colors, continue taking out M&Ms one at a time until you get a color that you've already had.  Then put the bag away and eat whatever you won.

This has something to do with geometric distribution, but I can't explain it all, I've forgotten most of what little I absorbed in probability. Also, I'm too focused on the chocolate.

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okoshun
Oct. 26th, 2011 11:34 am (UTC)
I don't know if I could eat them this way. :)

I pour them all our, sort by colour and then I eat them from the largest group first until that group matches in size of the next largest group. Then I eat 2 at a time until it matches the size of the next largest group. The last handful contains one of each colour. :)

But your method of eating m&ms does take me back to all those lovely probability exercises. If your distribution was green = 2, red = 6, brown = 12 and orange = 3. If you pulled 2 m&ms at random, what is the likelihood that you would get 1 green one and 1 red one?
aliki
Oct. 29th, 2011 01:37 am (UTC)
I pour out a handful, then line them in rows by color, and eat them by color too!
njntrubl
Oct. 26th, 2011 01:05 pm (UTC)
too much thought for me. I tear open the bag and empty a random amount into my mouth until I get tired of it or they are gone.
rdfreak
Oct. 28th, 2011 12:28 am (UTC)
Lol same with me. :)
ricknm505
Oct. 30th, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
I pour a random amount into my hand and eat by color the smallest group to the largest so each serving is bigger and bigger. MORE CHOCOLATE!
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