Posted by monique n on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10:05pm.
a movie theater sells tickets for $9.00 each. Senior citizens receive a discount of $3.00. One evening the theater sold 636 tickets and took in $4974 in revenue. How many tickets were sold to senior citizens? [Hint: subtract the potential answer.]
A. 386
B. 77
C. 250
D. 559
im confused... how do u solve this? please help

Geometry  Reiny, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10:53pm
let the number of adult tickets be a
let the numb of senior tickets be s
a+s = 636 ,
so a = 636  s
also,
9a + 6s = 4974
9(636s) + 6s = 4974
5724  9s + 6s = 4974
3s = 750
s = 250 
Geometry  monique n, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 11:01pm
OMG!!!! THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!!
i WAS SO LOST IT WASN'T EVEN FUNNY!!!