M M MARS makers of M M chocolate candies conducted a national poll
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 is as follows:
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.
Use α = .05 to determine whether these data support the percentages reported by the company.
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