# Problem: Consider the jar of jelly beans in the photo. To get an estimate of the number of beans in the jar you weigh six beans and obtain masses of 3.15, 3.12, 2.98, 3.14, 3.02, and 3.09 g . Then you weigh the jar with all the beans in it, and obtain a mass of 2086 g . The empty jar has a mass of 655 g . Based on these data estimate the number of beans in the jar.

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We are asked to estimate the number of beans in the jar.

Step 1. Calculate the average mass of beans.

= 3.08 g

Step 2. Calculate the mass of beans

mass beans = 1431 g ###### Problem Details

Consider the jar of jelly beans in the photo. To get an estimate of the number of beans in the jar you weigh six beans and obtain masses of 3.15, 3.12, 2.98, 3.14, 3.02, and 3.09 g . Then you weigh the jar with all the beans in it, and obtain a mass of 2086 g . The empty jar has a mass of 655 g . Based on these data estimate the number of beans in the jar. 