The Bean Counter Contest was created to promote interest in Accountant’s Day (aka International Accounting Day), held each year on November 10. This year, ProfAlbrecht purchased a glass jar (approximately ½ gallon) and filled it with Brach’s jelly beans.
The guess closest to the actual count of 721 jelly beans was entered by Catherine. Her guess of 700 jelly beans was easily the best when compared to all other entries.
This year, 74 four entries were received. Estimates ranged from a low of 51 to a high of 1,999. The average number of beans guessed was 461, and the median guess was 370.
The official tally is:
- bag of jelly beans
- bag of M&M peanuts
Congratulations, Catherine! I hope you had a great Accountant’s Day.
Debit and credit – – David Albrecht