The 2842-seat performing arts center has three sections-orchestra, mezzanine, and balcony. The mezzanine has one-sixth fewer seats than the orchestra. How many seats are in the balcony if the orchestra has 1,218 seats?
Please show me how to set up the equation....
algebra - PsyDAG, Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 1:14pm
All the seats must add up to 2842. The orchestra has 1218. The mezzanine has 1/6 fewer or 5/6 of the value of the orchestra. The seats in the balcony are your unknown.
2842 = 1218 + (5/6) 1218 + X
I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.