# Would You Rather?

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Marion at Tattingstone School and Aditya, who is from Bristol Grammar, both calculated these percentages carefully and came to sensible conclusions!

1. Have 10% of £5 or 75% of 80p. 10% of £5 is 50p:
10% of £5 = (10/100) * 500 = 5000/100 = 50
and 75% of 80p is 60p. I'd rather have the latter.
2. Have 60% of 2 pizzas or 26% of 5 pizzas. 60% of 2 is 1.2 and 26% of 5 is 1.3. Again, I'd rather have the latter.
3. Get bitten by 15% of 120 mosquitoes or by 8% of 250 mosquitoes. 15% of 120 is 18 and 8% of 250 is 20. I'd prefer the first.
4. Skip with a rope 54% of 105cm long or with one 88% of 2.75m long. 54% of 105cm is 56.7cm, and 88% of 2.75m is 2.42m = 242cm. I'd prefer using the longer rope.
5. Get stuck in a traffic jam lasting 33% of 2 hours or 44% of 1 hr 40 mins. 33% of 120 minutes is 40 minutes, and 44% of 100 minutes is 44 minutes. I'd prefer neither!
Here are the suggestions from The Grove School in Cambridge

Would you rather”¦
Would you rather lose 35% of £1000 or 62% of £1700?

Would you rather have a 50% chance of seeing 10 aliens with bubble guns or an 80% chance of seeing 20 robots?

Would you rather have 78% of 100 companies or 44% of 250 companies?

Would you rather be given 44% of 10 companies or 18% of 100 companies?

Would you rather eat 13% of 22 pizzas or 12% of 27 pizzas?

Would you rather eat 50% of 468 cheeseburgers or 90% of 252 cheeseburgers?

Would you rather be given 80% of 5 doughnuts or 10% of 30 doughnuts?

Would you rather be given 50% of 2 packets of crisps or 95% of 1 packet of crisps?

Would you rather be given 90% of 3 candyfloss sticks or 60% of 9 candyfloss sticks?

Would you rather have 76% of 326 diamonds or 52% of 538 diamonds?

Would you rather have 20% of £5 or 40% of £10?

Thank you for these excellent suggestions.