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The Number of the Day: 300,000,000

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More than 300 million Cadbury Creme Eggs are produced each year.


Related Facts: Cadbury Crème Eggs are made by pouring molten chocolate into a half-egg mold, which is then filled with white fondant and a dab of yellow fondant. Two halves are them stuck together. According to Cadbury, 16% of people use their finger to scoop the inside out and eat it.


[Sources: Stacy Conradt's Wide World of Candy Knowledge/Cadbury. See previous Numbers of the Day here. ]

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This Puzzling Math Brain Teaser Has a Simple Solution
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Fans of number-based brainteasers might find themselves pleasantly stumped by the following question, posed by TED-Ed’s Alex Gendler: Which sequence of integers comes next?

1, 11, 21, 1211, 111221, ?

Mathematicians may recognize this pattern as a specific type of number sequence—called a “look-and-say sequence"—that yields a distinct pattern. As for those who aren't number enthusiasts, they should try reading the numbers they see aloud (so that 1 becomes "one one," 11 is "two ones," 21 is "one two, one one,” and so on) to figure the answer.

Still can’t crack the code? Learn the surprisingly simple secret to solving the sequence by watching the video below.

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