Math
posted by Angie on .
The equations 5x+2y=48 and 3x+2y=32 represent the money collected from school concert ticket sales during two class periods. If x represents the cost for each adult ticket nd y represents the cost for each student ticket, what is the cost for each adult ticket?
a. $20
b. $10
c. $8
d. $4

set the two equations up as simlutaneous equations and solve by substitution.

what do you mean by simultaneous equations?

The type of promblem you are dealing with is a set (in this case 2) simultaneous equations. You use the two equations TOGETHER to solve for x and y. Now do you get it?

but how do you set it up as simultaneous equations?

read this it explains it. If you still don't understand I will be happy to help.
algebrahelp.info/simultaneousequations.php 
well, i got x=8, so the answer should be c?

yep x=8

I hate school. Sad. Cry. Puke. Sick. Rather be texting or acting on icarly or drake & josh.

thanks

how did you get 8? I keep getting 16 for x.