Hosting the Olympics sure does cost a lot. Why is that? How much money is $5 billion dollars? What is a cost overrun? Why would a country want to spend that much money to host and Olympic Game? Does a country recoup what they invest? Do you see any trends?
The activity: Cost-Hosting-Olympics.pdf
CCSS: 7.RP, 8.F.A, HSF.IF.C
For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions.
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