How many more women need to be a senator to achieve gender equality?

Factful math: Grade 4th-6th

Math skills: Division / Percentage

Related issues: Gender Equality

The United States ranked 17th for gender equality in the world in 2022.

There are 24 women serving as U.S. senators. To achieve gender equality, how many more women need to be a senator? The Senate is composed of 100 senators.

  1. 26
  2. 50
  3. 76

ANSWER  1

100 x 0.5 (50%) = 50

50 – 24 = 26

Source: World Economic Forum, 2022. Global Gender Gap Report 2022 

 

What percent of vehicles sold in California were ZEV (Zero-emission vehicles) in 2021?

Factful math: Grade 4th-6th

Math skills: Percent

Related Environmental issues: Air / Climate change / Electric vehicles

California plans to stop selling gasoline-powered vehicles and sell only ZEVs (Zero-emission vehicles) by 2035.

About 2 million vehicles were sold in California in 2021. Among those vehicles, 250 thousand vehicles were ZEVs.  About what percent of vehicles sold in California were ZEVs in 2021?


ANSWER  about 13%

250 / 2000 x 100 = 12.5 = about 13%

Source: California Energy Commission, New ZEV Sales in California

Note: ZEV here includes BEV, PHEV, and FCEV.