Business GCSE: How to structure 'analyse' questions (6 marks)

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    I've just started the Edexcel GCSE Business Studies: Introduction to Small Business course, and I've been set some questions by my teacher on Competition. (Topic 1.1: Spotting a business opportunity, Chapter 4).

    The questions are:

    Identify four different ways in which gyms compete with each other for customers (4)

    Analyse why it might be a problem for Ellie to set up a successful gym aimed at adults (6)

    Do you think that Ellie could make a success of a gym for children? Justify your answer (6)

    Obviously, you wouldn't be able to tell me how to answer exactly because we were given an extract (if anyone has the book for this, it's the Over to You questions for this chapter) but can you tell me how to structure the two 6 markers? How many paragraphs should I do and how to lay it out? It is PEE/PEA or something else?

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