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    You will be assessed on the quality of your written communication in this question.
    Two years ago, a local council began renting out garden allotments.
    The council owned 60 allotments of equal size.
    The rent charged for each allotment was £150 per year.
    In the first year, three-quarters of the allotments were rented.
    In the second year, 80% of the allotments were rented.
    Calculate the total amount of money the council collected in rent over these two years.
    You must show all your working. [9]

    9 marks question so it will be quite rigorous

    Year 1 - 45 allotments are rented - (3/4 of 60)

    45 x 60 - - 10 x 60 = 600, 5 x 60 = 300,
    600 x 4 = 2400 + 300 = 2700.

    Year 1 = £2700


    Year 2 0.8 x 60 = 48

    48 (allotments rented) x 150 (price per allotment) -- 48 x 100 = 4800, 4800 divided by 2 gives 2400, 4800 + 2400 = 7200.

    2700 (year 1) + 7200 (year 2) = 9900.

    Did I explain my workings out properly? This was one of the reasons I didn't achieve a C in GCSE the first time and so I have to resit.
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    You have worked out the second part correctly but I'm not sure what you did on the first part. You just have to work it out the same way. 3/4 of 60 = 45. The price per allotment is £150 The total price that year is simply 150 X 45 which = £6750. Then you add it on the £7200 that you worked out correctly which = £13950 and that is your answer. I'm quite surprised that is 9 marks to be honest.
 
 
 
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