1. algebra problem

adult tickets for a play cost $8 and child tickets cost$1. if there were 22 people at a performance and the theatre collected $50 friom ticket sales, how many children attended the play? My answer is 4 am i right? 2. Originally Posted by lizard4 adult tickets for a play cost$8 and child tickets cost$1. if there were 22 people at a performance and the theatre collected$50 friom ticket sales, how many children attended the play?
My answer is 4 am i right?
nope, that's how many adults attended the play

if $a$ is the number of adults, and $c$ is the number of children, then this situation can be modeled by the system of equations:

$8a + c = 50$ ..............(1)

$a + c = 22$ .................(2)