Fermi Type Estimation Questions
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NB: I'm trying to avoid using ones that are in exam papers/specimens
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How many chips would you expect a person to eat in their lifetime?
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How many times would a person go to the toilet in their lifetime?
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How many words are there in a book?
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If you lived off just fast food/takeaways for one year, how much would that cost?
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How many words are there in a library?
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How many books are in a library?
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Would all the people here today fit on X double decker buses?
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How many windows are on this site?
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In a 2000 piece jigsaw, how many edges pieces would you expect?
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How many nails would be used to hold a garden shed together?
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How many apples are there in England?
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How many pairs of shoes are there in the UK?
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How many teenagers would you expect to find in a small town?
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How many students have I taught in my teaching career?
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How many youtube video clips would someone born tomorrow watch in their lifetime?
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How many litres of bath water might someone use in a year?
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Once a house is built, how many pieces of junk mail might go through its letterbox?
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How many times does a slide in a village park get used in a month (or a year)?
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Could you carry a kilometre of toilet paper?
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How many people would you need to drink a swimming pool in one go?
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Could I build a garage with 1000 standard house bricks?
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How many times do you open a car door in a year?
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How many days would it take you to walk from here to London?
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"Don't put all your eggs in one basket." How many eggs would that be?
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If you tied all the shoe laces in the school together, how long would that be?
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If a person never, ever cut their hair, how long would it be when they died?
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My parents say, "We're not made of money!" If there were, how much would that be?
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In a premier league season, how many minutes of football are played in total?
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How many leaking taps might a plumber fix in a year?
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How many grains of rice did I have with my curry last night?
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How many golf balls would fill a wardrobe?
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How many pieces of paper are used in photocopying at this school per year?
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How many songs does a radio station play in a month?
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How many dogs are in the UK?
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How many steps would a dog take in its lifetime?
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How long would it take to count to 1 million?
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How many letters does Santa receive each year?
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In a household with 4 people, how many items does the washing machine wash per month?
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How many tins of beans would fit in a lorry? What about if it was Red Bull?
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If you planted an entire football pitch with tomato plants, how many tomatoes would be in the first crop?
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How many napkins does a medum-sized McDonalds go through in a week?
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How much per month should new parents save to pay for their child's university education?
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How many times would a car wheel turn in its lifetime?
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How many grains of sand in a sandcastle?
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How many more pages would be needed to print a million letter m than a million letter i ?
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How many eggs are used in wedding cakes each year?
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How long would it take to walk to Bristol?
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What's the value of a shoe box filled with £10 notes?
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How much milk does a person drink in a month?
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How many breaths does someone take in a night?
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How many trees are in Sherwood Forest?
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"There's plenty more fish in the sea." Is there though? How many?
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How many Easter eggs are sold in the UK each year?
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How many items of clothes on in the shelves/racks in a large Next store?
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How long do you spend sitting down in a month?
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How many steps do you climb up in a year
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How long does a primary school teacher spend marking in an academic year?
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How many nappies does a baby use before it’s potty trained?
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If you bought one of everything in the Argos catalogue, how much would that cost?
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How many times does a bowling pin get knocked over in a month?
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If all road signs were changed from miles to Km, how many signs would that be?
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