Would You Rather…

Would You Rather...

Have 7/8 of your favorite pie OR 11/14 of your favorite pie?

Whichever choice you make, please justify your reasoning with mathematics

Comments (7)

  1. Michael Paul Goldenberg

    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?

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    1. @jstevens009

      Hmmm, so this is the dilemma… Which one would YOU rather and why?

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      1. Michael Paul Goldenberg

        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. 😉

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  2. Alondra Camacho

    I would rather have 7/8 because 7/8 equals 49/56 and 11/14 equals 44/56.

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    1. @jstevens009

      What if you were being asked to eat it all in one sitting?

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  4. Clara Maxcy (Cleargrace)

    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.

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