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Asked Mar 31, 2019

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How do I solve this word problem?

You are selling tickets for a new college play: "A Handful of Math Miracles". Student tickets cost $4 and general admission tickets cost $6. You sell 525 tickets and collect $2876. How many of each type of ticket did you sell?

Step 1

Consider the number of student tickets sold be *x and the number of general admission tickets sold be y.*

*It is given that each student’s ticket cost is $4 and each general admission’s ticket cost is $6. The number of tickets sold is 525 and the amount collected is $2876.*

*According to the question, the equations are formed as*

Step 2

Solve the equations in order to find the values of x and y as follows.

Step 3

*Solve for y by substituting the va...*

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