# 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?

- 60%
- 52%
- 50%
- 40%
- 5%

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

You should follow these guidelines.

- Summarize
- Organize the information you are given into a table.
- Identify answer i.e. mark on the table exactly what you are looking for.

- Solve
- Keep calculating more elements in the table until you arrive at the answer you need.

Let us answer the question together.