1. ## Daughter stuck on standard grade paper

Hi My daughter is struggling with a question in the 2007 credit paper.

A cinema has 300 seats which are either standard or deluxe let x be the number of standard seatas and y the deluxe seats
A standard seat costs £ 4 and delux £ 6 if all seats are sold total is £ 1380

How many standard and how many delux seats are their

Thanks

2. Originally Posted by SandraGalloway
Hi My daughter is struggling with a question in the 2007 credit paper.

A cinema has 300 seats which are either standard or deluxe let x be the number of standard seatas and y the deluxe seats
A standard seat costs £ 4 and delux £ 6 if all seats are sold total is £ 1380

How many standard and how many delux seats are their

Thanks
x + y = 300

4x + 6y = 1380

now have her solve the system of equations for x and y

3. Hi thanks for that she got that part its the next part she cant get

Sandra

4. Originally Posted by SandraGalloway
Hi thanks for that she got that part its the next part she cant get

Sandra
show what she has done so far ...

5. It asked for an expression to illustrate the number off seats which was x + y = 300 then for an expression for the cost of the seats which was 4x + 6y= 1380, then we got stuck!

6. Originally Posted by SandraGalloway
It asked for an expression to illustrate the number off seats which was x + y = 300 then for an expression for the cost of the seats which was 4x + 6y= 1380, then we got stuck!
Let's see if we do the following. Multiply the first equation by 4.

$4 \times (x + y) = 4 \times 300$

$4x + 4y = 1200$ ......... (1)

We also know:

$4x + 6y = 1380$ ......... (2)

What happens if we subtract (1) from (2) ?

7. Thank you so simple when you see it , my maths days are long ago so a bit rusty

8. Originally Posted by SandraGalloway
Thank you so simple when you see it , my maths days are long ago so a bit rusty
link to a series of lessons ...

Systems of Linear Equations: Definitions