Holiday costs
Here is part of a price chart for a caravan park in Cornwall, prices given are per caravan, you need to work out some prices .
Month 
3 
7 
14 

Work out for people sharing for nights in 

May 
£ 
£ 
£ 
Each person pays  £  
June 
£ 
£ 
£ 
A 10% deposit will be  £  
July 
£ 
£ 
£ 
The final balance will be  £  
August 
£ 
£ 
£ 

How to solve the caravan price problem Use the price chart provided to find the information you will need,. 336.00 + 4
Now 4 goes into 33 eight times with a remainder of 1, so you place an 8 above the 33 and carry the 1. The deposit of 10% is easiest to solve by converting to the equivalent fraction 10/100 and simplifying to 1/10. You now apply the rule of digits moving one place to the right when dividing decimals by 10 £336.00 The final balance is the difference between the holiday price and the deposit, so you need to subtract £33.60 from £336.00 (note the place holders for the pence
columns are needed for this calculation).
Using the column method the hundredths column is empty, so you have 0, in the tenths column you have 06 which is not possible here, so you need to borrow 1 from the column to the left, which means the 6 becomes 5 and the 0 in the tenths column becomes 10 now 106 =4. In the units column you have 53=2, in the tens column you have 33=0 and finally in the hundreds column you have 30=3. So the final balance will be £302.40
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