Breakfast Profit

Difficulty:
intermediate

Rating:
5-stars

GCSE Marks:
3-marks

GCSE Text:
Whilst on holiday, a breakfast hamper for a family of 5 people contains the following:

breakfast list.png

a)  What is the total value of food in the daily breakfast hamper?

The holiday park charges £10 per person per breakfast.

b)  How much profit does the holiday park make per day by selling breakfast to a family of 5?

Suggestions:
This is an excellent question to lead into a lesson on calculating the mean from a table (even though the mean isn’t asked for here).  It also works well as a calculator exercise for students who need practice. Some students work quickly through the list, so extension opportunities usually work well.

Teachers could extend the learning by considering:

  • Brian says that the holiday park is making more than 300% profit on the cost of the actual breakfast, Prove that Brian is correct.
  • If the holiday park capacity is 8,450 people, and 35% are expected to buy breakfast at £10 per person, what profit will the holiday park make per day?

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