# Thread: word problem help.

1. ## word problem help.

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. 2. Originally Posted by agahirenem 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?

If A adult tickets and S student tickets are sold how much is made in ticket sales? How many tickets were sold?

RonL

3. Originally Posted by agahirenem
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. This is a classic simultaneous eqautions question: Let the number of adult tickets sold be $a$ Let the number of student tickets sold be $s$ Since there were 270 tickets sold, we have: $a + s = 270$ 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 $5a$, and the money made from selling student tickets $2s$. The total money made is$900. That means

$5a + 2s = 900$

Now we obtain a system of simultaneous equations. To find $a$ and $s$ we must solve the following:

$a + s = 270 .................(1)$
$5a + 2s = 900 ..............(2)$

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

4. yes thanks a million.