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    3/5 - Written problem (unable to solve)

    How would I solve this? A step-by-step walkthrough would be very helpful as well

    "Tickets for a school play are $3 for students and $5 for adults. If there are 500 seats avaliable and all were sold the total receipts are $2074. Write two equations that would help determine the number of each type of ticket sold."
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    Quote Originally Posted by largebabies View Post
    How would I solve this? A step-by-step walkthrough would be very helpful as well

    "Tickets for a school play are $3 for students and $5 for adults. If there are 500 seats avaliable and all were sold the total receipts are $2074. Write two equations that would help determine the number of each type of ticket sold."
    Let A be the number of adults, and S be the number of students.

    The total amount made from the tickets was $2074. Since the student tickets were $3 and the adult tickets were $5, then we see that 3S+5A=2074

    This is the first equation

    I leave it for you to come up with the second one. It should be a piece of cake.

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