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 

 

How much CO2 can you reduce by taking trains instead of flying?

Factful math: Grade 4th-6th

Math skills: Division / fraction

Related Environmental issues: Climate change

Flying from London to Paris emits 122 kg Co2 per passenger.

Taking a train from London to Paris emits 11 kg CO2 per passenger. About how many times more CO2 does the train emit than the flight per passenger?

  1. 1/10 times
  2. 10 times
  3. 100 times

ANSWER  1

11/122 = about 1/10

Source: Train versus planes  [https://www.seat61.com/CO2flights.htm].