- (12 points) You are on the budget committee for the formal Valentine’s Day Ball at your university. The ball includes dinner and dancing. Your committee prepared a tentative budget outlining income and expenses in the attached Dance.xlsx file. The primary sources of income are contributions from student organizations and ticket prices. Expenses include the actual cost of the dinner, facilities, parking, and other costs at a luxurious hotel in the city. Your goal is to balance the income and expenses, decide on the most appropriate ticket price per student, and ensure your budget falls within the limitations you must work with.
a)Currently, the estimated budget has a deficit. Use Goal Seek to achieve a $0 balance by changing the ticket price per person. Answer question 1 on the Q&A worksheet.
b)You believe that between 200 and 500 students will attend. Because the ticket revenue, chair setup, catering cost, and valet parking expenses are dependent on the number of students, you decide to create a one-variable data table to compare the budget effects based on different number of students attending. Complete the one-variable data table. There are four columns: # Attend, Total Revenue, Total Expenses, and Balance. In the first column, enter the series of substitution values ranging from 200 to 500 at increments of 20 students. Enter references to the total revenue, total expenses, and balance formulas in the correct location for the one-variable data table. Complete the one-variable data table and answer questions 2 through 4 on the Q&A worksheet.
c)Now you want to compare the balance of different combinations of attendees and ticket prices per person using a two-variable data table. Using the same series of substitution values for # Attend from the one-variable data table. Enter the series of substitution values for ticket price from $50 to $100 at $10 increments. Enter the reference to the total income formula in the correct location for the two variable data table. Complete the two-variable data table and answer questions 5 and 6 on the Q&A worksheet. Question 6 requires three combinations to list.
d)(Optional, 10 extra points if you complete this part correctly)You negotiated different cost per meal and ballroom rental rates based on 500, 400, 300, or 200 attendees. You estimated tentative ticket prices per attendee. You use Scenario Manager to help you decide the target number of attendees. Create a first scenario named 500 Attend, using the number of attendees, meal cost per person, ticket price per person, and ballroom rental variables as the changing cells. Enter these values for the first scenario: 500, 15.95, 75 and 12500. Create a second scenario named 400 Attend, using the same changing cells, entering these values for the second scenario: 400, 17.95, 85, and 12500. Create a third scenario named 300 Attend, suing the same changing cells, entering these values for the third scenario: 300, 19.95, 90, and 11995. Create a fourth scenario named 200 Attend, using the same changing cells, entering these values for the fourth scenario: 200, 22.95, 95, and 11995. Generate a scenario summary report using the total revenue, total expenses, and balance as the results, and then answer question 7 through 9 on the Q&A worksheet.
e)Save the workbook.