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Just a heads up. On your other question about the elimination method, the first person to answer your question was wrong. I showed you how to do the problem and my answer checked out. You may want to visit it.
I can work with you on this problem now.
Okay let's break it down. Let's start with the first information given to us: $6 per adult and $1 per child. We don't know what the numbers of adults and children are so we need to assign each a variable. Let "a" stand for number of adults and "c" for number of children.
Does that make sense?
So basically the sentence "$6 per adult" is equal to the expression: 6a. and "$1 per child" is equal to the expression 1c.
If we took those two expressions and added them together, would you agree that we would find the total cost of this trip to the movies?
Okay. lets say the total cost is represented by an x. The equation would be 6a+1c=x.
Yeah, I get that part
We can fill in the x variable because in the problem it says that the total money collected was $70. So now the equation would be: 6a+1c=70.
we can drop the 1 in front of the c and the equation's value wouldn't change: 6a+c=70.
next you would take the number of adults and the number of children and add them together to find the total number of people that came.
Can you figure out that equation?
No that's where I got stuck
Okay. Well, remember when I said that our variables would be "a" for the NUMBER OF ADULTS and "c" for the NUMBER OF CHILDREN? To find the total number of people who came, you would take the NUMBER OF ADULTS and the NUMBER OF CHILDREN and add them together to get the total number of people which according to the directions is 35.
Your equation would simply be a+c=35.
So it's either B or c
yes. now we just have to solve the equations. Do you want help with that?
I'm leaning towards C
That's correct! Great job! :)
Thank you for helping me c:
You're very welcome! I enjoyed it! :) :) :)
Did you check out my answer to your other question yet? You would multiply the bottom equation by -3.
I did. Thanks again. :)
No problem! :)