## M&M Fraction, Decimal, Percent Conversions

M&M Company’s claim that 30% of the milk chocolate M&Ms in a bag are brown, 20% are red, 20% are yellow, 10% are orange, 10% are green, and 10% are blue. Is this true? How do you prove it?

Students will receive a baggie with a variety of colored M&M’s. Their job will be to see how many of each color they have and then convert that into a fraction, decimal and percent.

**For example**, if a student has 4 out of 10 blue M&M’s, it would be 2/5 for a reduced fraction, 0.4, and 40%!

*DO NOT EAT YOUR M&Ms UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD!!*

- Count the total number of M&Ms you have in your bag. Write that number down here: _____________
- Count the number you have for each color:

Red |
Yellow |
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Blue |
Brown |
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Green |
Orange |

- Now, write a FRACTION for each color of M&M you have. Remember, the TOTAL number of M&Ms needs to be the denominator (the bottom number). You can find your denominator by looking at your answer for #1.

Red |
________ | Yellow |
________ |

Blue |
________ | Brown |
________ |

Green |
________ | Orange |
________ |

Raise your hand when you’re done. When the teacher has checked your answers, and given you permission, *you may eat your work.*

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