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Count Red Count Orange Count Yellow Count Green Count Purple Morgan, Destiny, and Jesse

Expected Proportion 21% 19% 22% 21% 17%
Observed Proportion 20.60% 19.40% 21% 20.40% 18.60% We expected to see this proportion just by looking at
our own bags and assuming that they would not all
be equal proportions. Equal proportions sounds nice
in a perfect world, but in reality the Skittles are
probably not counted out for each bag during
packaging. Then we did some simple math and made
the best guesses we could come up with.
The population for this project could be considered a few different
ways. However, the larger we make our population, it makes it our
sample statistics more invalid because we have such a small,
homogenous sample. I think the best way to look at it would be to say
our population are Skittles bags in Utah. This is assuming that everyone
in our class bought their Skittles in Utah. I would not go to a larger
population, because then our sample wouldn't be a good random
sample and would not accurately represent a very heterogenous
population. I would not name a smaller population either because I
cannot confirm where everyone bought their bags of Skittles. So, the
statistics we calculated for the proportions of the 5 colors of Skittles in
a Skittles bag can be used to predict the average proportions of the 5
colors of Skittles found in a Skittles bag bought in Utah.