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16shuston
 one year ago
he school production of 'Our Town' was a big success. For opening night, 491 tickets were sold. Students paid $1.50 each, while nonstudents paid $3.50 each. If a total of $ 956.50 was collected, how many students and how many nonstudents attended
solve the system x+y = 491
2.5x+4.5y= 956.50
x= ?
y= ?
16shuston
 one year ago
he school production of 'Our Town' was a big success. For opening night, 491 tickets were sold. Students paid $1.50 each, while nonstudents paid $3.50 each. If a total of $ 956.50 was collected, how many students and how many nonstudents attended solve the system x+y = 491 2.5x+4.5y= 956.50 x= ? y= ?

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What did you get for your answers?

16shuston
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0im not sure where to go from here

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Solve this system of equations. x+y = 491 2.5x+4.5y= 956.50

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0There are a few ways. What way you want to use. Your teacher has probably showed you a few ways to solve system of equations. You have elimination substitution. The subsitution would be to solve for y in 2.5x+4.5y= 956.50, which would be 2.5x+4.5y= 956.50 2.5x+4.5y= 956.50 2.5x 2.5x2.5x+4.5y= 956.50 2.5x 4.5y= 956.50 2.5x \[\large \frac{4.5y}{4.5} = \frac{956.502.5}{4.5} \] \[\large y= \frac{956.502.5}{4.5} \] \[\large y= 212.55.55 \] Now take Y and substitute it into the top equation x+y=491 x+(212.55.55)=491 Now turn those decimals to whole numbers by multiplying by 100 on both sides of the equation 100(x+(212.55.55))=491 * 100 100x+2125555=49100 Now just solve for x from this equation 100x+2125555=49100. Can you solve x now?

16shuston
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes thank you so much it makes more sense now.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Once you find x just put x into the equation x+y=491 and solve for y
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