A newly released nutritional and environmentally sustainable study shows that eating just one hot dog can take 36 minutes off your total healthy lifespan. How many would you have to eat to lose a whole year of your lifetime? How much did Joey Chestnut loose in the 10 minutes of Nathan’s annual contest?

# Tag: 7.RP

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## Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest has been held each July 4th since 1972.

What do you wonder about this event?

What questions do you have from looking at all of this historical data?

How have the records changed?

Why do you think that is?

How many hot dogs can a human possibly eat in 10 minutes?

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After showing the video consider asking your students what the grouping of students must have been for “colored pencils” to win the class electoral college? Is there more than one possibility? What is the minimum number of students that could have voted for colored pencils for them to still win the Electoral College. Students then consider scenarios where a candidate wins the popular vote, but loses the Electoral College.

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First, students need to find the surface area that the M&Ms cover in order to approximate how many M&Ms she needs to finish her cake.

When Brian tried to make the cake, he mistakenly added too much peanut butter. Now all the of ingredients will need to be increased by some percent to insure that the cake maintains appropriate ingredient ratios?