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
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