Rebecca R. answered • 04/28/20

Creative and Engaging Tutor

Let me read this with you slowly, piece by piece. First, I would ask you what is profit? I want to know how YOU would approach this problem, because there are many ways of approaching a problem.

Questions I would have you consider are...

For each basket what would be the profit (11b is the earning per basket, where b is the number of baskets) and subtracting 4.75b, the cost of each basket, will give you the profit for each basket sold, not including the fixed costs. 11-4.75 is 6.25b, or $6.25 is made for each basket sold. In addition to the 2,000 in profit, 8,000 more would have to be made to cover the fixed costs, so a total of 10,000 dollars would need to be made in profit for a 2000 dollar total profit. So we can simplify the problem to 6.25b = 10,000. Dividing 10,000 by 6.25 is the number of baskets we will need. I would ask the student how they approach it first and have the student write down on the whiteboard their notes so I can see how they organize their thoughts and get them to not rely on calculators but manually divide.