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

CalebBeavers
 2 years 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
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok i will try no promises

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

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

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

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

CalebBeavers
 2 years 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
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok so now what do we do

AGummiBear55
 2 years 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
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0because we dont know the number of kids

AGummiBear55
 2 years 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
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Solve for y in the first equation

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

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

AGummiBear55
 2 years 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
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Solve for it in the first equation x+y=17 itll be much easier

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AGummiBear55
 2 years 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
 2 years 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
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Distribute the 47.25 into the parentheses first

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

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

AGummiBear55
 2 years 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
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2combine like terms and subtract 803.25 from both sides

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

AGummiBear55
 2 years 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
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.26.25x=56.25 x=56.25/6.25

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