Word problems with a tabular information

Last updated: 13 Oct 2008

Now for another example of a word problem that we will use a different technique to solve.

This time we will summarize the information that we are given in the form of a table.

At a football game 50% of the seats are sold to season ticket holders who pay $11 each and 10% are sold to children who pay $5 each. All the remaining tickets are sold to non-members at $15 each. What proportion of the total gate receipts for the game is contributed by non-members?

  1. 60%
  2. 52%
  3. 50%
  4. 40%
  5. 5%

If you would like to try the question now if you like.

You should follow these guidelines.

  • Organize the information you are given into a table.
  • Identify answer i.e. mark on the table exactly what you are looking for.
Keep calculating more elements in the table until you arrive at the answer you need.

Let us answer the question together.

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