Tourism spreads wings on Impulse


  1. List as many different usages for numbers as you can find in this article.
  2. If the capacity of an Impulse flight were 160, how many passengers would be on board if the flight were 75% full?
  3. If QANTAS were charging $225 return to Melbourne, how much would I save if I travelled Impulse with their cheapest flight option?
  4. 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?
  5. Based on the information in the article, what impact do you think this will have on
    tourism in Tasmania?
  6. 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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