#
Problem
of the Week

Problem
A and Solution

Zoo
Field Trip

## Problem

The following list gives the fees at the POTW Children’s Zoo.

Yesterday the POTW Children’s Zoo had \(24\) visitors. One quarter of the visitors
went to pet the llamas, one half of the visitors used the zip line, and
\(5\) visitors had the zoo lunch. How
much money did the POTW Children’s Zoo make yesterday?

## Solution

We can determine the amount of money that the POTW Children’s Zoo
made yesterday by adding the total amounts for each type of fee.

Entry fees would be \(24 \times \$8 =
\$192\).

Since one quarter of \(24\) is \(24 \div 4 = 6\), then the extra fees for
petting the llamas would total \(6 \times \$5
= \$30\).

Since one half of \(24\) is \(24 \div 2 = 12\), then the extra fees for
the zip line would total \(12 \times \$4 =
\$48\).

The money made for the \(5\) lunches
would total \(5 \times \$7 =
\$35\).

Altogether, the POTW Children’s Zoo made \(\$192 + \$30 + \$48 + \$35 = \$305\)
yesterday.