# Math

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

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what do you mean by simultaneous equations?

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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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but how do you set it up as simultaneous equations?

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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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well, i got x=-8, so the answer should be c?

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yep x=8

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

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thanks

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