Skittle Statistics at St. Francis

If you randomly pick a skittle from a bag, how many tries does it take to get a red one?

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  1. How many attempts will it take on the average?
  2. Let's try!
  3. Is there a less fattening way?
  4. Is this a "bell shaped" (normal) curve?
  5. What sort of distribution is this?
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