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You are the catering manager for an upscale hotel. Last Saturday your staff catered a wedding reception in the main ballroom, during which 144 chicken dinners, 72 steak dinners, and 264 fish dinners were served. All dinners are the same price. The hotel charges "per person" for catered events.

(a)

What percent of the total meals served was each type of dinner?

chicken %

steak %

fish %

(b)

If $21,600 was charged for all the meals, how much revenue (in $) did each type produce?

chicken $

steak $

fish $

(c)

If a 20% price increase goes into effect next month, what will be the new price (in $) per meal?

$

(d)

When photographers, florists, DJs, bands, and other outside vendors are booked through your office for events at the hotel, a 9 1/2% "finder's fee" is charged. Last year, $165,000 of such services were booked. How much (in $) did the hotel make on this service?

$

(e)

If your boss is expecting $22,800 in "finder's fee" revenue next year, what amount (in $) of these services must be booked?

$

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