from question 1, u can see that if x is number of student and y is number of adults then 200 = x + y,
and so $4500 = $5x + $30y then use the substitution x = 200 - y
and go from there
I hope you guys can help me... because it's easy but for some reason I can't figure it out? -.-
1) Two hundred people attend a concert. The total receipts are $4500. If one student ticket costs $5, and one adult ticket costs $30, find the number of students who attend the concert?
2) A farmer raises some pigs and chickens. Among the pigs and chickens there are 24 heads and 64 feet. How many pigs and chickens are there?
Substitution only please.
Come to think of it... maybe you guys can just do one and I can use your steps from the first one to do second
Alright, so for question #2, there are 8 pigs and 16 chickens.
Now, can you guys help me with the harder questions? XD
Solve using substitution
Solve using elimination
1) Given two numbers whose difference is 20 such that twice on number equals three times the other. Find the numbers.
the second number is y.
Then you know: x - y = 20 (from this equation you know that x > y)
and 2x = 3y
Use substitution: y = x - 20
2x = 3(x-20) Expand the bracket and collect like terms, x at the LHS.
-x = -60 that means: x = 60 and therefore y = 40.