Posted by kay on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at 3:58pm.
Tickets for a play at the community theater cost $4 for an adult and $2 for a child. If 250 tickets were sold and the total receipts were $740, how many of each type of ticket were sold?
Let x = number of tickets (adult)
Let (250  x) = number of tickets (child)
Setting up the equation:
4x + 2(250  x) = 740
Solve for x. Don't forget to include both types of tickets!

algebra  John, Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 11:41pm
4x+2(250x=740
4x+500x=740
4x=740500 cancellation, divide
4x=240 divide 240 by 4
x=60 ans. then substitute x value to neither equation and solve for y. 
algebra  Anonymous, Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 10:01pm
70

algebra  christine, Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:31am
4x+2(250x)=740
4x+5002x=740
4x2x=740500
2x=240
x=120