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Negative number addition and subtraction: word problems


The student council at Spendtoomuch High School is planning a school dance. The table below shows the budget for the dance.
School dance budget
ItemFunds raisedExpenses
Dance ticketsdollar sign, 300
DJ Dennydollar sign, minus, 250
Decorationsdollar sign, minus, 100
What is the student council's expected profit?
dollar sign
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3, slash, 5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7, slash, 4
  • a mixed number, like 1, space, 3, slash, 4
  • an exact decimal, like 0, point, 75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12, space, start text, p, i, end text or 2, slash, 3, space, start text, p, i, end text