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chance of M&M's being all green

 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:55 pm    Post subject: chance of M&M's being all green Reply with quote

What are the mathematical odds of getting a regular pack of M&M's with all green M&M's in it? And supposing there is some number to that, is there some law of dispersion that prevents this from EVER happening, even though it's mathematically possible? (kinda like there's no way I'll ever breathe in and get a lungful of pure oxygen by random chance.)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Similar to Law of Entropy...its statistical...but in theory, all the particles could go to one side of the box. Or, with Maxwell's daemon, an intelligent entity selects the fast movers (or Green M&Ms).
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't understand why you would think that the distribution of
M&M colors in a bag is random.
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