Victor attends a football match where tickets are available for children, adults and senior citizens. At the match the ratio of child tickets sold to adult tickets sold is 5:6 and the ratio of adult tickets sold to senior tickets sold is 10:3
There were 67,200 people in total at the match.
Calculate the number of each type of ticket sold at Victor’s football match.
This question works well to consolidate ratio teaching or as a starter for medium ability classes, where students can always be stretched by asking them to answer without using a calculator. Students take 3-4 minutes to answer this question in full, and often gives opportunities to discuss LCM and ratio portion size.
Teachers could extend the learning by considering:
- The price of adult tickets was £20, child tickets was £10 and seniors was £17. All ticket money went to charity, with the two teams splitting proceeds equally. How much did Manchester United raise for their charity?
- Each ticket had a booking fee of £1 applied to it. 30% of the booking fee also went to Manchester United’s charity. How much more did this add to the Manchester United charity amount from Victor’s match?