A school band is planning an honoree and fundraiser banquet To encourage attendance a $200 cash door prize will be given The caterer has offered them two choices for the meal Plan A The caterer will charge 7.25 per meal and the band will charge $18 for a ticket to the banquet, and plan B the caterer will charge $8 per meal and the choir will charge $20 per ticket. The band plans of making $800 with the banquet. Determine which meal plan the band should choose. explain the reason for your decision

Let x = the number of people attending the banquet.

Let y = the funds the school band makes from the banquet

The costs are $200 for the door prize and the meal cost per person attending (meal cost*x). Revenues are the ticket prices per person attending (ticket price*x). The net revenue (y=Revenue-Costs) equations are:

For plan A: y

_{A}= ($18)x- ($7.25)x - $200 = ($10.75)x - $200For plan B: y

_{B}= ($20)x - ($8)x - $200 = ($12)x - $200To make their goal of $800 with plan A:

$800 = (10.75)x - 200

1000 = (10.75)x

93 people ≅ x They need 93 people to attend

To make their goal of $800 with plan B:

$800 = 12x - 200

1000 = 12x

84 people ≅ x They need 84 people to attend

Plan B allows the band to reach its goal with nine fewer people attending the banquet. For any given value of x, plan B will return more net revenue than plan A (since its slope is steeper). So with the information provided, the answer would seem to be plan B. In the real-world, however, as the ticket cost rises, the number of people willing to buy tickets decreases. So we aren't sure if the extra $2 per ticket for plan B will scare away more than 9 potential ticket buyers. To truly solve this problem, we need to know how attendance is affected by ticket cost.