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A group of 17 people are going to an amusement park. Adult tickets cost $53.50 each and child tickets cost $47.25 each. If the total cost for admission to the park is $859.50, how many adults attended the amusement park?
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 one year ago
A group of 17 people are going to an amusement park. Adult tickets cost $53.50 each and child tickets cost $47.25 each. If the total cost for admission to the park is $859.50, how many adults attended the amusement park? 7 8 9 10

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ashlynn143
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0this is one expensive place but how many kids went so we can see how many adults went

AGummiBear55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That's my problem... It doesn't say... that's the whole question. :/

CalebBeavers
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Set up two equations, one for the total number of people that went, and one for the total cost

ashlynn143
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok i will try no promises

AGummiBear55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@CalebBeavers What do you mean. @ashlynn143 It's okay, anything helps. (:

CalebBeavers
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Call kids x and adults y so x+y=17 since 17 people went now try to make one for the cost

AGummiBear55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0How would I make one for the cost if I don't know how many people went?

CalebBeavers
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Use the variables...you know the price for each one and the total cost

ashlynn143
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0could this help y=adult x= child y(53.50) + x(47.25)

ashlynn143
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@CalebBeavers ^^^^^

AGummiBear55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0$53.50x + 47.25y = 859.50 ???

CalebBeavers
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Okay, adults can be x. thats right so now we have a system of equations x+y=17 53.50x+47.25y=859.50

ashlynn143
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok so now what do we do

AGummiBear55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0??? I'm still confused. I'm sorry.. I'm horrible at math and it's been a long day. X(

ashlynn143
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0because we dont know the number of kids

AGummiBear55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I get what you have so far, but how do we get the number of adults who went?

CalebBeavers
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Solve for y in the first equation

AGummiBear55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0How.. we don't know what x equals.

CalebBeavers
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Solve for y in terms of x, just isolate y on the left side

AGummiBear55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay, so... 47.25y=859.5053.50x do I have that right so far or am I doing it wrong?

CalebBeavers
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Solve for it in the first equation x+y=17 itll be much easier

AGummiBear55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay so... y=17+x ... is that right so far?

CalebBeavers
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2yep, now take 17x and plug that in for y in the other equation

AGummiBear55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@ashlynn143 it's okay. (:

AGummiBear55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What do you mean? like: 53.50x+47.25(17x)=859.50 ???

CalebBeavers
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Yes, now solve for x

AGummiBear55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0How do I solve for x?

CalebBeavers
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Algebra...just solve like normal theres only one variable now

AGummiBear55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah, but it's 17x ... gah!! I'm confused. :(

CalebBeavers
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Do you know how to solve an equation?

AGummiBear55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yeah, but it's just confusing because there are no real numbers... like 17x throws me off and gets me all confused.

AGummiBear55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Like if I were to solve for x, I'd have to isolate the x, but I don't know how in the world to do that because the 17x is throwing me off and I'm confused on the whole problem now. :( :(

CalebBeavers
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Distribute the 47.25 into the parentheses first

AGummiBear55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh... okay, so... 53.50x + 803.25 + x = 859.50 ??? right? What next? (:

CalebBeavers
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2You didnt multiply the x.. 53.50x+803.2547.25x=859.50

AGummiBear55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ohh... okay. duh. Alright. so 53.50x + 803.25  47.25x = 859.50.. now what?

CalebBeavers
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2combine like terms and subtract 803.25 from both sides

AGummiBear55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay... so I get 57.

AGummiBear55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What? :( 53.50x + 503.25 = 859.50 6.25x + 503.25= 859.50 503.25 6.25= 356.25 +6.25 = 57

CalebBeavers
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.26.25x=56.25 x=56.25/6.25

AGummiBear55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0(: YOU ARE AMAZING!! THANKS SO MUCH!!!! :D
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