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I don't understand how to figure this out. Couldn't you have multiple answers?

The total receipts for a basketball game are $1,400 for 788 tickets. Adults paid $2.50 and students paid $1.25. The tickets takers count only the amount of tickets, not the type of tickets sold. Determine the number of each type of ticket sold.

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    let the number of adult tickets sold be x
    then the number of student tickets is 788-x
    2.5x + 1.25(788-x) = 1400

    solve for x

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