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A children's movie is playing at the local theater.
The first showing earned $896 in ticket sales, and there were 56 adults and 112 children in attendance. The second showing earned $552 in ticket sales, and there were 23 adults and 92 children in attendance.
find the price of an adult's ticket and the price of a child's ticket.
A. Adult: $8.50; Child: $6.25
B. Adult: $8.00; Child: $4.00
C. Adult: $7.00; Child: $6.00
D. Adult: $7.50; Child: $5.75
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A children's movie is playing at the local theater. The first showing earned $896 in ticket sales, and there were 56 adults and 112 children in attendance. The second showing earned $552 in ticket sales, and there were 23 adults and 92 children in attendance. find the price of an adult's ticket and the price of a child's ticket. A. Adult: $8.50; Child: $6.25 B. Adult: $8.00; Child: $4.00 C. Adult: $7.00; Child: $6.00 D. Adult: $7.50; Child: $5.75
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Do you realize you have to make a system of equations?
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Sophia.13Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Sorry, yeah I'm here and no.. i dont know what to do at all. /:
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Okay you have two situations, whenever you have 2 situations you usually have to make a system of equations.
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
First of all do you KNOW what a system of equations is?
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
It's where you work with two equations and different variables.
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
For example like: dw:1356304863230:dw
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The idea for a system of equations is to solve for both of the variables.
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So I said: dw:1356304949957:dw
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Since you are just learning this we will use substitution.
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
BTW this is NOT the question. It's just an example.
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
By substitution I mean that you make one variable in terms of another variable.
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Okay, what is it you don't get? :)
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Sophia.13Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Its just a little confusing hah, but i think i it now.
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Are you sure? :) . I got time. I can explain if you really need to :) .
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Basically, I said that x=5y from the first equation. Since I know x=5y I substituted the x in the second equation with 5y instead of an x.
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Sophia.13Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Why dont u just use x instead of substituting it with y?
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The problem with that is that we don't know what x is equal to. So we have to get rid of that x somehow.
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
From the first equation we are given x+y=5 . So x=5y Since we know x=5y we can substitute that for x in the second equation and solve for y. After solving for y we can solve for x easily afterwards.
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Does that make sense? :) .
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Sophia.13Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yeah, but i just dont understand why you need to substitute x with y instead of just keeping x, x?
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Okay, think of it this way. Do you know what x is equal to?
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
We aren't given any values for x at all.
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So how would you solve for x unless you get rid of it somehow? :) .
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Okay then. So we have: dw:1356305797768:dw dw:1356305817320:dw
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Wait wait!!! That's not the question!!! :P . I just provided an example.
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
@Sophia.13 : Now shall we work on your question together? :) .
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Let the children's ticket's price be x Let the adult's ticket's price be y.
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
One second. Can you hold on? I need to actually do this out myself ^_^ .
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Ohh sorry let's switch that. Let the adult's ticket's price be x Let the children's ticket's price be y.
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
We know that in the first opening the total earnings for the adults and children combined equaled $896 We also know that in the second opening the total earnings for the adults and children equaled $552.
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Sophia.13Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yeah that makes sense
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
In the first opening there were 56 adults and 112 children and the sum of both of those equaled 896 after they bought there tickets.
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So can you see a way to make an equation from that?
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Let the adult's ticket's price be x Let the children's ticket's price be y.
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Now in the second opening week, there were 23 adults and 92 kids and there tickets equaled a total of $552.
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Can you make an equation from that?
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Sophia.13Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
23x + 92y = 552 ? c:
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So we have: dw:1356306963125:dw
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Now, we don't what any of the prices are so we have to get rid of one of the variables.
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Do you understand? :) .
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Now let's pick the first equation. Can you solve for x? :) .
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Aww shucks. :P . Thanks for the fanning.
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yes, there is going to be a bunch of ugly fractions involved.
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Sophia.13Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I dont exactly remember how to solve for x.. i swear my brain just went through a time warp and lost my mathematical memory ___
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
It's okay... :) . dw:1356307195870:dw
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Now what would you do? :) .
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Sophia.13Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Um..for 56x = 896112y dive both sides of the equation by 56?
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
See? You remember just fine :) .
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Sophia.13Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Hah so x = 16  112y? i dont think thats right is it?
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
No :3 . dw:1356307670894:dw
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I tend to avoid simplyfing. Don't ask why.
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Sophia.13Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ohhhhh that makes sense. :P
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Now we know what x equals in terms of y.
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
We have: dw:1356307766229:dw
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
We know what x equals. Can you substitute for x? :) .
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yes, there is an ugly fraction involved.
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Sophia.13Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I dont know what to do ..
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Dido525Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Okay so we have:dw:1356308102259:dw
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Sophia.13Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hold on a sec please. I'll brb(:
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