automaticloveletter
  • automaticloveletter
A zoo train ride costs $5 per adult and $1 per child. On a certain day, the total number of adults (a) and children (c) who took the ride was 17, and the total money collected was $65. What was the number of children and the number of adults who took the train ride that day, and which pair of equations can be solved to find the numbers?
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automaticloveletter
  • automaticloveletter
5 children and 12 adults Equation 1: a + c = 17 Equation 2: 5a − c = 65 12 children and 5 adults Equation 1: a + c = 17 Equation 2: 5a + c = 65 12 children and 5 adults Equation 1: a + c = 17 Equation 2: 5a − c = 65 5 children and 12 adults Equation 1: a + c = 17 Equation 2: 5a + c = 65
Mehek14
  • Mehek14
Which one did you choose?
automaticloveletter
  • automaticloveletter
Stuck with B or D. @Mehek14

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Mehek14
  • Mehek14
it's D
Mehek14
  • Mehek14
because if you plug the numbers in \(5*12+1*5 = 65\)
Mehek14
  • Mehek14
\(60+5=65\)
automaticloveletter
  • automaticloveletter
Thanks. I was leaning towards D as well.

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