Author Topic: How Many Marbles Are In The Mason Jar? **ANSWER POSTED!!!**  (Read 39302 times)

Offline David In Indy

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The container is a glass mason canning jar, approximately 5 inches tall (13 cm) and 3 inches in diameter (7-8 cm).



The marbles are typical sized glass aggies, about 1/3 inch in diameter (10 mm).

The jar is filled completely to the top with the marbles.  :)

I found this jar of marbles over at my Dad's house a couple of weeks ago and took a picture of it.

How many marbles do you think is in the mason jar?

I will post the answer in one week!  :D




« Last Edit: July 08, 2007, 01:09:33 am by David »
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Re: How Many Marbles Are In The Mason Jar?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2007, 05:14:21 pm »


         Well now we are getting down to it.  Just straight out guessing for fun...I like those ideas.  I have always wondered how close i was on those contests.  So I guess I will get to find out this time.  heheh
                         Good one David... :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


           I guessed 86 too
« Last Edit: June 29, 2007, 08:01:45 pm by ifyoucantfixit »



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Re: How Many Marbles Are In The Mason Jar?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2007, 05:56:58 pm »
Thanks Janice!!  :D

How many do you think are in there?

In addition to voting, you all can post your answers!

I'll give you all a hint: there's more than 20 marbles in the jar, and less than 200!  ::)

 ;)  ;)

Does that help??  :D
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Re: How Many Marbles Are In The Mason Jar?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2007, 06:32:01 pm »
Awww....you're so generous with the hints. I guess-timated 86!

Our local mall had an SUV filled with plastic water bottles and whoever guessed the closest won the vehicle. I guessed, but didn't win---it was a nice prize tho.
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Re: How Many Marbles Are In The Mason Jar?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2007, 08:03:23 pm »


                Man I might have snuck in and tried to count them suckers at night for that prize.   teehee

                       David you are pretty sharp here ,,,just be careful......wait for it...try not to  lose your
                         marbles



                  Janice ducks and runs for the next thread



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Re: How Many Marbles Are In The Mason Jar?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2007, 08:25:57 pm »
I also guessed 86... :)
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Re: How Many Marbles Are In The Mason Jar?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2007, 09:05:45 pm »

I voted 102, but I don't know....



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Re: How Many Marbles Are In The Mason Jar?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2007, 11:46:12 pm »
I voted 140.

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Re: How Many Marbles Are In The Mason Jar?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2007, 11:50:16 pm »
Those are all very good guesses!

What do the rest of you think? How many marbles are in the jar?   :D
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Re: How Many Marbles Are In The Mason Jar?
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2007, 04:10:15 am »
I guessed 140.
I counted the marbles I could see, then guessed what percentage that might be and multipilated my counted result. Then I added a bit, because people tend to underestimate the number.