## Choosing Charity

In the wake of the recent tsunami, a company decided to donate to a disaster relief fund. The company started by pledging a certain amount of money.

To encourage their 60 employees to make individual contributions, the company pledge to also donate an additional fixed amount for each employee who made a personal donation to the fund.

The company treasurer determined that if one-third of the employees chose to make a donation, the company’s part of the total donation would be $7000. If 50% of the employees donated, the company’s part of the total donation would be $7750.

I notice that the scenario gives us how much the company donated overall, and what percentage of the company donated. I wonder how much each individual employee donated? Did they all donate different amounts? Who donated the most and how much was it?

I noticed that the company said they were going to start by pledging a certain amount of money, but we don’t know how much that money is. I noticed that it gives you the number of employees at this place. I also wondered what 1/3 of the companys employees would make. I was also wondering how they came up with the $7000.

I noticed that the company is going to initially pledge a specific amount of money and then donate an additional fixed amount of money for each employee that makes a personal donation. There are 60 employees total at the company. If 20 employees make a donation, the company’s part of the donation will be $7000. If 30 employees donate, the company’s part of the donation will be $7750. I wonder what the initial amount of money is that the company donated? I wonder how many employees donated? I wonder how much each employee donated? Did they donate the same amounts? How much did the company donate for each employee that makes a personal donation?