Consider these interesting facts related to Easter:
Question 1: If you (as an American) did your fair share, how many pounds of Easter candy should you eat...and how much should you spend?
- Americans eat 7 billion pounds of Easter candy
- Americans spend $1.9 billion on buying Easter candy
- 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made each year
- 76% of Americans say you need to eat the ears of the chocolate bunny first, while only 4% start on the tail
Question 2: If the average chocolate bunny weighs 3.2 ounces, what fraction of the Easter candy eaten is comprised of chocolate bunnies?
Question 3: Take a poll in your classroom...do you agree with the statement about the preference for eating ears and tails?
Source: Bellingham Herald, April 16, 2006