A boy sold 100 tickets in five days. Each day he sold 6 more tickets than he had sold the previous day. How many tickets did he sell on the first day?

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- Sep 9th 2008, 10:33 AMamywright00math word problem
A boy sold 100 tickets in five days. Each day he sold 6 more tickets than he had sold the previous day. How many tickets did he sell on the first day?

- Sep 9th 2008, 10:49 AMSoroban
Hello, Amy!

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A boy sold 100 tickets in five days.

Each day he sold 6 more tickets than he had sold the previous day.

How many tickets did he sell on the first day?

Let = number tickets he sold the first day.

Then: .

He sold a total of: . tickets.

We are told that he sold 100 tickets.

There is our equation! . . .

. . and we have: .

Therefore, he sold**8**tickets the first day.