How many Jellybeans?!

Last week in our Nexus 7 A Week Giveaway, we asked you to take a guess at the number of jellybeans in the picture above. Out of 3000+ entries, there were 15 people who guessed the exact number of jellybeans! Since we aren't giving away 15 tablets this week (sorry!) we put everyone's name on a slip of paper and drew out one at random as our winner.

The winning guess of 143 jellybeans and the proud new owner of a Nexus 7 tablet is:

eramos31

Congratulations! We'll be in touch sometime this week to get your shipping info, so watch your email. As for the rest of you, the Nexus 7 A Week giveaway is on hold until next week, as there is something big coming in the next day or so. You'll want to keep your eyes on the blogs and forums for sure!

See you all back here next Monday with a new chance to win!

 

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Who guessed the correct number of jellybeans and won a Nexus 7?

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That jar must be bigger than the picture alludes because in my opinion, there's no way there's even 100 in there.

With the lid on, it's about as tall as the SGS3 and contains a mix of "regular" jellybeans and Starburst jellybeans. I counted them 3 times to be sure!

I don't doubt the count, and it seems the jar was about the size I thought, however you threw the curve ball by adding non-sanctioned jelly beans! ;)

Wait what? There were different kinds of jellybeans in there?! Did I miss that in the contest rules? THAT AFFECTS HOW I ESTIMATED!!!

Seriously though, fun contest. Keep up the great work and congrats eramos.

Exactly, I used the same method that I've used at various events in the past (that volume of a cylinder stuff does get used in real life after all ^_^). Oh well, maybe next time.

You know, I tried to figure it out by looking at number of "layers" of jellybeans and number I could see across in each layer. But I was assuming a uniform size of jellybean. Still, by that method I came up with 183, so over 100 seems pretty probable to me.

To be fair, I basically pulled the number out of...somewhere. So I can't really complain that they chose to give the tablet to someone else who came up with the same magic number. :-)

Jelly bean count was last week. last sentence above is "Come back Monday for another chance to win." Did i miss this weeks contest? isn't it a weekly give-away?

You gotta read the sentences before that too, hahah.

"As for the rest of you, the Nexus 7 A Week giveaway is on hold until next week, as there is something big coming in the next day or so. You'll want to keep your eyes on the blogs and forums for sure!

See you all back here next Monday with a new chance to win!"

 

I have what some might call a GREAT IDEA. While we wait till the next contest, you could send me one N7 to hold on to for you and AC. I promise I won't tell anyone...it'll be kept under hush, hush. ;)

Putting two kinds of jelly beans in the jar is not fair and is stupid. I calculated the jar volume based on the standard bean and even if I didn't win using this approach I could be glad for the effort i made. Instead, now I feel betrayed and a victim of a scam.
Make the next game fair. I want the pleasure of a fair game more than to win something.

Which size is standard? Is that the Jellybelly size, or the larger more generic ones? Or the super expensive, novelty shaped ones? Even in one bag, there is significant size differences between each piece of candy, so calculating will only get one so far.

In any case, it's just a game, try to not be so disappointed. There are always more chances to win awesome things on Android Central (and all of our sites)! :)

While I did not calculate based on size or volume. I did count the beans lining the outside bottom edge, and then doubled that for the back side edge and then approximated the amount in the center. Then, I multiplied that by how many layers there where. So, while it might seem insignificant to some, having different size beans (and not knowing it) really could make a difference.

Congrats to the winner.

When is the announcement going to be made for the avatar contest though?.. Just a little curious on that one.

Damnit I was ONE jelly bean off! Guessed 142. If only the counter ate just ONE of them I'd be sitting pretty with a Nexus7 in my hands!

Congrats Eramos!

I was off by 11 jb's. (I guessed 132).
@eramos31: Congrats and have fun with your Nexus 7!!

I'm wondering what will be the big news why the contest is on hold. Maybe they are waiting for a new Nexus 7 with 32GB of memory. Who knows...