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Adult tickets to a basketball game cost 5 dollars. Student tickets cost 1 dollars. A total of 2,552 dollars was collected on thesale of 1,132 tickets. How many of each type of ticket were sold?

 Mar 8, 2021
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For simplicity sake, let a = adult ticket and s = student ticket.


a + s = 1132 tickets
 

(5)a + (1)s = 2552

5a + s = 2552

s = 2552 - 5a

 

a + (2552 - 5a) = 1132

a - 5a = 1132 - 2552

-4a = -1420

a = 355 adult tickets

 

a + s = 1132

355 + s = 1132

s = 777 student tickets

 Mar 8, 2021

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