# Thread: 3/5 - Written problem (unable to solve)

1. ## 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." 2. Originally Posted by largebabies 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 $\displaystyle A$ be the number of adults, and $\displaystyle S$ 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 $5, then we see that$\displaystyle 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.

--Chris