July 6, 2015

**Are you bored by doing volume calculations?**

**Are you looking for a new and exciting way to calculate the volume of, well, things maths teachers ask you to calculate the volume of? Like what? You know, cubes or cylinders or cones or stuff. Well, today mathspiggies, we have the perfect solution for you. Yes!**

**We will calculate volume by counting m&ms!!!! Do I hear any complaints???? Anyone!!! Right!**

# WARNING: You may need a ship load of m&ms!!! Just saying.

Mathspig salutes CWanamaker for doing maths over and above the call of duty by actually measuring how many m&ms fit in various containers. He has provided us with the RPR (RAndom Packing Ratio) for m&ms(below) and you will find his experiments here.

**Two things you may need to know:**

## 1 fl ounce (US) = 29.6 ml

## 1cm^{3} = 1 ml

If you are like me, mathspiggies, you will be amaaaazed how many m&ms it takes to fill, say, a coffee mug. Nevertheless, you can calculate the volume from the no. of m&ms and you will find the answers here:m&m maths answers

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July 6, 2015

Of course, mathspiggies, we can do the reverse maths and cheat … and use our superior maths skills to calculate the no. of m&ms in a cookie jar and then you WIN the cookie jar full of m&ms at the school fair.

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June 25, 2015

#### You can find more Death by Chocolate Maths here and here.

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June 22, 2015

#### You can find more Death by Chocolate Maths here and here.

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June 22, 2015
#### LD50 of Theobromine in cats is 200mg.

#### According to The Royal Society of Chemistry cats are hypersensitive to Theobromine but, as cats cannot taste sweetness, they are rarely poisoned.

#### You can find more Death by Chocolate Maths here and here.

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June 18, 2015
According to the dailytech website rats show addiction to chocolate including m&ms

53 m+ms would be a little over a shot glass full of candy. Toxicology Data Network link. You can find more Death by Chocolate Maths here and here.

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June 17, 2015

Theobromine is the poison found in chocolate. The LD50 is the Lethal Dose for 50% of animals to die. The LD50 information for mice can be found at The Toxicology Data Network

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