My math teacher gave us this problem, and didnt really expalin how to do it..If someone would be so kind as to show me what to do, I would appriciate it.
Baseball tickets for a grade school game sell for $5 for adults and $2 for students. $900 was made in ticket sales for one game, and the total amount of tickets sold was 270. How many of each type where sold?
Thanks in advance.
Let the number of adult tickets sold be
Let the number of student tickets sold be
Since there were 270 tickets sold, we have:
Since the adult tickets cost $5 and the student tickets cost $2, the money obtained from selling the adult tickets (that sounds raunchy) will be
, and the money made from selling student tickets . The total money made is $900. That means
Now we obtain a system of simultaneous equations. To find and we must solve the following:
Can you take it from here?
EDIT: Sorry CaptainBlack, it seems I answered the question you directed to agahirenem. I was posting while you asked it, so I didn't see