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How many M&Ms are in an ounce?

  1. Feb 25, 2006 #1
    I have a fishtank but no fish. I thought it might be cool to fill it up with M&Ms. How many bags of M&Ms would I need to buy? The tank is about 30x12x18.
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  3. Feb 25, 2006 #2
    it'd be cooler if you didn't fill the whole tank, just line the bottom with m&m's as if they were those fake rocks that people put in your tank. Then buy some real fish tank stuff, then buy sweedish fish and put them on toothpicks and place them throughout the tank. and maybe some of those gummy worms in the m&m's and chocolote turtles would be cool and hmmm...

    that's a 10 gallon tank then? i'd say get 3-4 big bags of m&m's then, at the least. that should line the bottom, but you can definetly buy loads more. maybe toss in some gum drops or something too. or just colored sugar or pixie sticks so its a bit sandier looking.
  4. Feb 25, 2006 #3
    If each bag has about 100 of them, give or take 8294.4 thousand bags.
  5. Feb 25, 2006 #4
    your girlfriend was right, you don't know the difference between an inch and a foot. The tank wouldn't hold 8 million m&ms let alone that many bags.
  6. Feb 25, 2006 #5
    don't fill the whole thing up! i'm telling you, make a candy fish tank! it'll be sweet!!!

    at the very least, if you're gonna fill it, use assorted candies so that you can please anyone who wants a sweet.
  7. Feb 25, 2006 #6
    first of all, I can please anyone, whether they want a sweet or not. second of all I haven't filled the tank yet, I was just curious. and third of all I made jello shots today and I'm buzzed. So what's for dinner?
  8. Feb 25, 2006 #7
    Damn, I'm sitting here eating chips and salsa, there is also a bag of peanuts within reach. so far i have dipped a peanut in salsa 3 times, and actually bitten into the shell twice.
  9. Feb 25, 2006 #8
    V= 30*12* 18 = 6480in^3

    If each m&m is approx a small cube of size (.25' x .25' x .125') v = .00781255 in^3

    so the number of them are:

    # = V / v = (6480/ 00781255) = 829440

    If each bag has 100 m&m,

    829440/100 = 8294.4 bags.

    You smell bad go take a shower.
  10. Feb 25, 2006 #9
    well i made myself fried chicken and mashed potatoes. it sucks cooking for one, i have left over chicken and potatoes. and leftover taco stuff from the other night. i also made cheesecake and no one to share it with..

    and that fishtank sounds so cool, now i wish i could have one. well, we have one, but it has turtles in it. plus i can't afford candy, it gets expensive. gingerbread houses at christmas time cost me a small fortune.

    and your ability to please would be greatly increased by a variety of candies creatively placed in a fishtank to resemble actual fishies.
  11. Feb 25, 2006 #10
    i like shelling peanuts, but i hate eating them.
  12. Feb 25, 2006 #11
    okay smart ass. read what you wrote here back to me. out loud.
  13. Feb 25, 2006 #12
    You smell bad.
  14. Feb 25, 2006 #13
    8294.4 THOUSAND bags. that's what you wrote right? I may smell bad, but not as bad as your math. lol
  15. Feb 25, 2006 #14
    Yes, 8k bags my friend. Whats so amazing about that? If each bag has only about 100 of them. Plus my number is an underestimate, because they are NOT square, they are oval, which means you can pack them tighter.

    Bad, do you smell.
  16. Feb 25, 2006 #15
    8294.4 Thousand= 829440000

    anyway, he's not filling the whole thing, i decided.
  17. Feb 25, 2006 #16
    How many do you think will fill a 3 foot by 1 foot by 1 foot tank, 100 bags?

    Listen to Gale, shes smart. Just line the bottom before you go broke.

    You SMELL BAD!!!
  18. Feb 25, 2006 #17
    8294.4 thousand bags. is 8,294,400 bags. which at 100 per bag is 829,440,000 m&ms roughly the number it would take to reach from my house to the moon. That many will not fit in my fish tank.
  19. Feb 25, 2006 #18
    LOL this is supposed to be a site for smart people, you are off by a couple of factors gale.
  20. Feb 25, 2006 #19
    haha, whatever, its late, and zero's are cool. you're just put off by the coolness of the way i represent a thousand.
  21. Feb 25, 2006 #20
    Sorry, your right 8k bags, 8200 thousand M&M's
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