Posted by **Robert** on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 4:11pm.

The attendance at a baseball game was 400 people. Student Ticket cost $2 and adult tickets cost were $3. Total Ticket Sales were $1050. How many tickets of each type were sold?

Ok, this is what I did:

2x+400=1050

-400=-400

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2x=650

x=325

3y+400=1050

-400=-400

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3y=650

y=216.6=217

I'm not sure if this is right? Can you please help me. Thanks.

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**bobpursley**, Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 4:43pm
No.

2x + 3(400-x)=1050

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**Patrick**, Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 5:31pm
X=-30

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**drwls**, Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 4:43pm
I don't know how you came up with your original equations. You seem to be adding numbers of people (400) to dollars (1050) in the same equation. That is not allowed.

If S is the number of students and A is the number of adults,

S + A = 400

2S + 3A =1050

2S + 2A = 800

Subtract the last equation from the one above. That will give you what A is. S is 400 -A

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**mia**, Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 10:13pm
how many adults were there?

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**mia**, Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 10:17pm
how many adults were there? i don't get it at all.

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