Would You Rather...? > Uncategorized > Would You Rather… Would You Rather… stevens009January 30, 2014Uncategorized4.NF.2, 7.G.4, comparison, conversion, fractions, math Have 7/8 of your favorite pie OR 11/14 of your favorite pie? Whichever choice you make, please justify your reasoning with mathematics Share this WYR:TwitterFacebookGoogleEmailPocketPrintPinterest Post navigation ← Previous post Next post → Comments (7) Michael Paul Goldenberg January 30, 2014 at 3:44 pm 7/8 = 49/56 11/14 = 44/56 So assuming you want MORE of your favorite pie, 7/8ths is the better choice. If you’re trying to lose weight. . . why are you eating considerably more than half a pie? Reply ↓ @jstevens009 January 30, 2014 at 5:54 pm Hmmm, so this is the dilemma… Which one would YOU rather and why? Reply ↓ Michael Paul Goldenberg January 30, 2014 at 6:36 pm Not a serious dilemma for me. I’d always take the bigger portion and then share with a friend (or more than one) if it’s ludicrously too much for me. Why? Because I feel that I should be king of the universe and control everything. 😉 Reply ↓ Alondra Camacho February 10, 2014 at 7:58 pm I would rather have 7/8 because 7/8 equals 49/56 and 11/14 equals 44/56. Reply ↓ @jstevens009 February 10, 2014 at 7:59 pm What if you were being asked to eat it all in one sitting? Reply ↓ Pingback: Keynote, Carnegie, and Credibility | Matt Vaudrey Clara Maxcy (Cleargrace) July 20, 2015 at 10:59 am 7/8, because 1/8 is smaller than 3/14. I divided 8 into 10, then 8 into 20, to get .12; 14 into 30, is immediately larger at .2; I felt it was easier to compare the smaller fractions in computing mentally. Faster, anyway. I did make a gut guess that 7/8 would be the larger because 14 was less than 16 (8 doubled) and 11 was less than 7 doubled. Reply ↓ Leave a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.