**Tourism spreads wings on Impulse
**

- List as many different usages for numbers as you can find in this article.
- If the capacity of an Impulse flight were 160, how many passengers would be on board if the flight were 75% full?
- If QANTAS were charging $225 return to Melbourne, how much would I save if I travelled Impulse with their cheapest flight option?
- Remembering that the capacity of an Impulse plane is 160, and travelling time from Melbourne to Tasmania is 1 hour and 10 minutes, if there were 1570 passengers waiting in Melbourne to travel to Tasmania and there was only 1 plane, how many times would it need to fly to Tasmania and how long would it take for that task to be completed?
- Based on the information in the article, what impact do you
think this will have on

tourism in Tasmania? - Using the information in this article construct a question
to give to a classmate.

(Written by Purdie Hudson, BTeach student, University of Tasmania,
2001)

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