Joey Chestnut Wins the 2017 Nathan's Mustard Yellow Belt

On 4 July 2017, Joey Chestnut consumed 72 HDBs in 10 minutes to win the 2017 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest. Carmen Cincotti finished second with 62 HDBs. It was Chestnut's 10th Yellow Belt.

The Wikipedia says: "According to legend, on July 4, 1916 four immigrants had a hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous stand on Coney Island to settle an argument about who was the most patriotic. After ten minutes, James Mullen had eaten thirteen hot dogs and was crowned the victor."

Exercises
  1. Chestnut ate _______ HDBs per minute in 2017. [round to the nearest tenth]

  2. In 2016 Chestnut won the Yellow Belt by eating 70 HDBs. Chestnut ate _______% more HDB in 2017 than he did in 2016. [round to the nearest tenth]

  3. If the rate of 72 HDBs in 10 minutes was maintained for 12 minutes, then the winner would have consumed a total of __________ HDBs. [round to the nearest tenth]

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Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 04 July 2017


Nathan's Pink Belt

Miki Sudo ate 38 HDBs in 10 minutes to win the women's competition in 2017. It was her 4th win a row, but she fell short of the record of 45 HDBs set by Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas.