Carnival H charges an entrance fee of 8 dollars and 2.25 dollars per ticket for the rides. Carnival P charges an entrance fee of 50 dollars and 1.25 dollars per ticket for the rides. How many tickets must be purchased in order for the total cost at Carnival H and Carnival P to be the same?
H price = 8 + 2.25 x where x = number of tickets
P 50 + 1.25 x
And you wnat to know when they are equal:
8+2.25x = 50 + 1.25 x Subtract 8 from both sides
2.25x = 42 + 1.25x Subtract 1.25 x from both sides
x = 42 = number of tickets to equal price at both carnivals