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Paramedics who fly with the Air Ambulance have to wear special suits and helmets. There are six paramedics attached to each of the two helicopters. The picture shows how much each piece of their clothing costs. Each paramedic has their own set. Helmet £1740

Vest £100

2 Flight suits at£259 each

Boots £142

A new Air Ambulance costs £5 500 000 to buy. Use the information to answer the following questions. 1. How much does it cost to buy the clothing for one paramedic? _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ 2. What is the total cost of paramedic clothing for the paramedics who fly with one of the helicopters? ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________


3. How many paramedics could be equipped for the same cost as buying a helicopter? ______________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ 4. What is the total cost of buying an ambulance and equipping the paramedics? ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ 5. What percentage of the total cost of buying and equipping an Air Ambulance is spent on paramedic clothing? ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________


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