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

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**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(636-s) + 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!!!

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