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Candy Color Percentages for M&M

M&M/MARS, makers of M&M Chocolate Candies, conducted a national poll in which more than 10 million people indicated their preference for a new color. The tally of this poll resulted in the replacement of tan-colored M&Ms with a new blue color. IN the brochure "Colors," made available by M&M/MARS Consumer Affairs, the distribution of colors for the plain candies as follows:

Brown=30%
Yellow=20%
Red%=20%
Orange=10%
Green-10%
Blue=10%

In a follow-up study, samples of 1-pound bags were used to determine whether the reported percentages, were indeed valid. The following results were obtained for one sample of 506 plain candies.

Brown=177
Yellow=135
Red=79
Orange=41
Green-36
Blue=38

Use a=.05 to determine whether these data support the percentages reported by the company.

Solution Summary

The candy color percentages for M&M chocolate candies are examines from a national poll. The distribution of the colors are determined.

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