Enter the price per bag of popcorn sold ($), the number of bags sold, and the cost of the kernels ($) into the calculator to determine the Popcorn Profit. 

Popcorn Profit Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Popcorn Profit. 

PP = PB * #S – C

  • Where PP is the Popcorn Profit ($)
  • PB is the price per bag of popcorn sold ($) 
  • #S is the number of bags sold 
  • C is the cost of the kernels ($) 

How to Calculate Popcorn Profit?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Popcorn Profit.

Example Problem #1

  1. First, determine the price per bag of popcorn sold ($). In this example, the price per bag of popcorn sold ($) is given as 1.5 .
  2. Next, determine the number of bags sold. For this problem, the number of bags sold is given as  250 .
  3. Next, determine the cost of the kernels ($). In this case, the cost of the kernels ($) is found to be 125.
  4. Finally, calculate the Popcorn Profit using the formula above: 

PP = PB * #S – C

Inserting the values from above yields: 

PP = 1.5 * 250 – 125 = 250 ($)


Example Problem #2

The variables needed for this problem are provided below:

price per bag of popcorn sold ($) = 1.00

number of bags sold = 50

cost of the kernels ($) = 25

Entering these values and solving gives:

PP = 1 *50 – 25 = 25 ($)