Man United Ticket Ratio

Difficulty:
intermediate
Rating:
5-stars
GCSE Marks:
3-marks

GCSE Text:
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.

Suggestions:
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?

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