#### Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

**Question:** Can you *estimate* how many people in the United States will eat a taco on Cinco de Mayo (May 5th)?

Let’s break up the question into smaller pieces. Here are some related questions:

- What is the population of the United States? (This will give us an upper limit to the answer.)
- Roughly what fraction of Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Can you guess? See Survey Results (scroll down).
- Roughly what fraction of those celebrating Cinco de Mayo will eat a taco?

**A Possible Prediction:**

**[US Population] x [fraction celebrating] x [fraction celebrating eating a taco]**

**What is your answer?**

**Follow up question:** Can you guess * how many tacos* will be eaten on Cinco de Mayo?