The Mentos Experiment
Purpose: The purpose of this experiment is
to find the relative percentage of strawberry flavored Mentos in
the Mentos Assorted fruit pack.
Hypothesis: In this experiment, since there
are 3 different flavors of Mentos in the assorted fruit pack, then
it is assumed that one out of every three Mentos is strawberry,
therefore, since a pack contains 14 candies, it would be assumed that 4
or 5 of them be strawberry.
The Equipment: The equipment for this experiment
include, 8 Mentos packs, one calculator, a pen, a piece of paper,
and containers for the Mentos.
The Procedure: The procedure is quite simple
for this experiment, first aquire several packs of Mentos for testing.
Step two, divide the different flavors into thier own groups. Finally count
the number of each group, divide that sum by the number of all the groups
Conclusion: Given the data, and margin of error,
it is conclusive that indeed the hypothesis is correct, and Mentos
are in a perfect ratio, as far as candy distribution.
Further research and additional information:
The Mentos experiment has yielded some "surprising" outcomes. The
most notable, which is assured to lead to some further research into the
issue, is the fact that not all packs of Mentos contain 14 assorted
candies. In the current experiment, 8 packs were tested, and yet only 111
candies were counted. one was missing. Does this mean that in a such pack
of 13 candies, that a supersized candy exist? Besides this, here are some
other interesting facts.
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