Adrienne has been shelling out $150 per year in corporate filing fees, and $150 in post office box fees for a few years now. Her efforts are rewarded with a gift in the form of property from the Rockefeller Foundation. Now Adrienne really needs to use her math skills, as she has a new place for her piping plovers which she hopes to keep operational for decades, perhaps centuries into the future.
The Piping Plover Wildlife Sanctuary, formerly operated out of Adrienne’s garage, is going to need help now that the Rockefeller Foundation has donated 4 acres of land to use for the purpose of wildlife sanctuary. She’s decided to call the property the Piping Plover Wildlife Sanctuary, which is exactly what her non-profit organization has been called for years.
1) Property taxes on this land are $3260 per acre per year. How much does Adrienne need to spend on property taxes for the land that comprises her new wildlife sanctuary homestead this year?
2) Adrienne spends $2,040 to bring a pre-built cottage to the property, $5,400 for a basic home distillation system which includes a well pump and a windmill, and $9,600 for a solar power collection system. How much has Adrienne spent building this small sanctuary.
3) There are 42 piping plovers who have been recovering from an oil spill, who now have a new, more comfortable home where they are surrounded by the nature experience. How many wings would this number of piping plovers usually have?
4) If these piping plovers each eat 1 pound of food per week, what size bag of food does Adrienne need to bring to the cottage every week?
a) 10 pounds
b) 300 pounds
c) 25 pounds
d) 50 pounds
5) Adrienne had $35,000 in the bank for the Piping Plover Foundation prior to being given this property from the Rockefeller Foundation this month. Does she have enough money in the bank to cover the expenses we have listed so far?
6) Does she have enough money in the bank to pay for next year’s property taxes, if these taxes are still $3260 per acre?
7) The local power company has offered Adrienne a deal where it will purchase the energy generated by the windmill and the solar collector that the Piping Plover Wildlife Sanctuary doesn’t use. The figures for May though September are in, and they total $1694, in earnings. The solar power collector and the windmill are both guaranteed to work for 10 years. Will Adrienne turn a profit from her energy sales if she manages to keep the Piping Plover Wildlife Sanctuary open for a decade?
Adrienne has created a new line of bottled, distilled water, called Piping Plover Wildlife Sanctuary water, which can only be created at the rate of 100 bottles per day, and has been given 1000 bottles with labels. Is it worth Adrienne’s time to earn $1000 or more for her non-profit cause?
4) d – 50 pounds (If there are 42 piping plovers there, having 8 pounds of food left over is the thing to do).