Out of over 100 entrants, Hennen’s guess came closest to the actual count of 812. Her guess of 805 was off by seven.
Ms. Hennen estimated the diameter and the height of the spaghetti container, and then used these estimates to calculate an approximate number of M&Ms. Although she did not know this, there were 411 M&M peanuts, and 401 M&M regulars in the jar.
Most of the entrants were students. E-mail addresses showed entrants from Arizona State, Concordia College, New Mexico State, NCSU, Penn State, SUNY Binghampton, TCU, and others. Binghampton had the most entrants.
Congratulations to all who entered the contest. Better luck next year. In the meantime, I hope you continue reading The Summa. Every day.
Debit and credit – - David Albrecht