Posted by joey on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 2:28pm.
A total of tickets were sold for the school play. The number of student tickets sold was two times the number of adult tickets sold . How many adult tickets were sold?

math  MsPJ, Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 2:39pm
You need to know how many total tickets were sold. The only thing you can do with this is s(adult tickets)+2s(student tickets)=t(total tickets)

math  joey, Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 3:30pm
oh, it didn't post the whole thing...
A total of 321 tickets were sold for the school play. The number of student tickets sold was two times the number of adult tickets sold. How many tickets were sold?

math  Hunter, Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 4:22pm
Joey, divide the total of 321 by 3. that's the number of adult tickets. double that answer and that's the number of student tickets.
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