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Solve this story problem.

 

796 fans came to the championship game of the Eagles Invitational Basketball Tournament, which produced an admission income of $3042. if the adult admission price was $4.50 and a child's admission price was $3.25, how many adults and how many were present?

 Feb 4, 2018
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Let the number of adults = A

Let the number of children = C

 

A + C = 796

4.50A + 3.25C =3,042, solve for A, C

 

A = 796 - C

4.50[796 - C] + 3.25C =3,042

3,582 - 4.50C + 3.25C = 3,042    subtract 3,582 from both sides

-1.25C = - 540                              divide both sides by -1.25

C = -540 / - 1.25

C = 432 - Number of children

796 - 432 = 364 - Number of adults.

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 Feb 4, 2018

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