Posted by **Angie** on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 5:23pm.

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

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**Riley**, Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 5:50pm
set the two equations up as simlutaneous equations and solve by substitution.

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**Angie**, Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 5:51pm
what do you mean by simultaneous equations?

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**Riley**, Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 5:56pm
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?

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**Angie**, Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 5:59pm
but how do you set it up as simultaneous equations?

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**Riley**, Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 6:00pm
read this it explains it. If you still don't understand I will be happy to help.

algebra-help.info/simultaneous-equations.php

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**Angie**, Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 6:09pm
well, i got x=-8, so the answer should be c?

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**Riley**, Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 8:17pm
yep x=8

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**Miranda Cosgrove**, Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 8:39pm
I hate school. Sad. Cry. Puke. Sick. Rather be texting or acting on icarly or drake & josh.

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**Angie**, Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 9:57pm
thanks

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