Would You Rather? Take a Hike

Would you rather take a walk …

Along 2 and 7-eighths miles of flat trails in the woods, then 1 and 3-fourths miles back along the river trail? Or to the summit of a small mountain, 2 and 1-third miles up and 1 and 2-fifths miles down?

Use pictures, models, words, numbers or symbols to justify your choice.

I would rather take a walk … because …


Can you think of a reason why the other choice might make sense?


Create your own problem like this one. Share it with someone else and ask them to explain their choice.