Adult tickets to a basketball game cost 5 dollars. Student tickets cost 1 dollar. A total of $2,845 was collected on thesale of 1,181 tickets. How many of each type of ticket were sold?
Here we have 2 unknowns and 2 variables so you need two equations.
Let x=number of adult tickes purchased
Let y=number of student tickets purchased
we know that 1181 tickets were sold and $2845 was raised. Given that we get the two equations:
Here we can use elimation by taking the first equation from the second:
Now you sub this back in to get y:
Thus you have 416 adult tickets and 765 student tickets
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