Posted by Mike on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 6:32pm.
You'll have to set up an equation to model this situation. Let t be the total number of tickets, and see what you can come up with. (Hint: The word "of" is the same as "multiplied by.")
I think I got it...so the equation would look like 1/3(t)+1/4(t)+1/5(t)+8+5=total #??
Right, but don't forget that t is our total number of tickets, so it should be...
1/3(t)+1/4(t)+1/5(t)+8+5 = t
Then, solve for t. If you have any more questions, I'll be glad to help.
Okay so after isolating "t" on one side of the equation I came up with
47/60(t)=t-13...after subtracting "t"...I got
-13/60(t)=-13..after doing the division found out t=60!..think its right because I plugged it back into my orginal equation and found 1/4,1/5/,1/3 plus 8 and 5 equals 60...did I get it right?!
That's right. There were 60 tickets. Good job! :)