Maths with Graham
Minimum Income
Gapfill exercise
Fill in all the missing numbers, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free digit if an answer is giving you trouble. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
Here is a result from the Minimum Income Calculator for a single person.
How much is this persons actual income? £
How much more do they need to reach the minimum income?

= £
The income is from three different benefits. Can you fill in the table to calculate what percentage of income comes from each benefit?
Benefit
Amount £
Percentage %
Housing benefit
69.66
(69.66/155) x 100=45%
Council Tax Benefit
14.34
(14.34/
[?]
) x 100 =
[?]
%
Income Support/JSA
71
(
[?]
/155) x 100 =
[?]
%
Total
155
100
Now see if you can calculate the percentages for the different items of expenditure. Do the percentage calculations as you did the last table. Take the expenditure amount, divide by the total expenditure and multiply by 100. Round your answers to 1 decimal place. Some have been done for you.
Expenditure Type
Amount £
Percentage %
Food
48.25
17.8
Alcohol
5.13
Clothing
9.31
Water Rates
[?]
Council Tax
14.34
Household Insurances
1.98
Gas, Electricity etc
20.00
7.4
Other Housing Costs
2.54
Household Goods
11.55
4.3
Household Services
3.61
Childcare
0
0
Personal Goods and Services
11.65
4.3
Travel costs and motoring
22.39
Social and Cultural Activities
44.76
16.5
Rent
69.66
Mortgage
0
0
Total
270.63
100
Noteif you add up all the percentages it only comes to 99.8. Don't worry, you haven't made a mistake. This is what we call a "rounding error". Since we rounded the percentage calculations our total isn't exactly 100, but it does round to 100, so that is fine.
What are the 5 biggest items of expenditure?
1.
[?]
2.
[?]
3.
[?]
4.
5.
[?]
Do any of these suprise you? How does it compare to your budget? What do you think is included in "Social and Cultural activities"? If you are working in a class discuss these questions with a friend.
The amount for alcohol is £5.13. If a pint of bitter costs £2.87 how many pints is this a week?
5.13 ÷ 2.87 =
[?]
pints (round your answer to 1 decimal point)
This means that the budget only allows for between
[?]
and
[?]
pints each week.
Find out more about the
Minimum Income Standard and work out your own minimum income here.
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