The Mars Candy Company actually keeps track of the number
The Mars Candy Company actually keeps track of the number of red, blue, yellow, etc. M&MsTM there are in each batch. (These make wonderful examples for discussions of sampling.)
a) This is an example of data. An example of the use of M&Ms to illustrate statistical concepts can be found at
b) How do the words population, sample, parameter, and statistic apply to the example at this link?
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