Lesson 23.3: Math Challenge

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The Weight of Chocolate

The table below shows the average pounds of chocolate consumed by each person in the listed countries in 1998 and 2000. Study the table and answer the questions that follow.

Country 1998 2000
Switzerland 22.40 22.36
Austria 17.31 20.13
Ireland 18.28 19.47
Germany 21.63 18.04
Norway -- 17.93
Denmark 19.71 17.66
United Kingdom 19.07 17.49
Belgium 21.34 13.16
Australia -- 12.99
Sweden 11.14 12.90
United States 12.20 11.64
France 15.30 11.38
Netherlands 10.43 10.56
Finland 8.86 10.45
Italy -- 6.13
  1. On average, how much more chocolate did each person in Switzerland consume in 1998 than in 2000?
    1. .04 pound
    2. .05 pound
    3. .06 pound
  2. On average, in 1998, how much more chocolate did each person in Germany consume compared with each person in the United States?
    1. 5.67 pounds
    2. 9.43 pounds
    3. 15.63 pounds
  3. In 2000, how many more pounds of chocolate would each Italian have had to eat to equal the amount of chocolate consumed by each person in the Netherlands?
    1. 4.43 pounds
    2. 5.87 pounds
    3. 7.23 pounds
  4. Which of the countries listed below had the greatest decrease in the amount of chocolate consumed per person between 1998 and 2000?
    1. Germany
    2. Belgium
    3. France
  5. Which of the countries listed below had the greatest increase in the amount of chocolate consumed per person between 1998 and 2000?
    1. Austria
    2. Ireland
    3. Finland
  6. On average, in 1998, how much less chocolate did each person in the United States consume than the average person in France consumed?
    1. 2.34 pounds
    2. 3.10 pounds
    3. 4.59 pounds
  7. In 2000, how much more chocolate would each person in the United Kingdom have had to eat in order to tie the average person in Norway in chocolate consumption?
    1. .33 pounds
    2. .44 pounds
    3. neither A nor B