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Bunny Money

Consider these interesting facts related to Easter:

  • 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 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?

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