Posted by Lee on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 5:00pm.
Using Systems of Equations.
Please help!!! I'm not sure what steps to do, to work this problem.
#7) Five hundred tickets were sold for a school play, which generated $3560 in revenue. The prices of the tickets were $5 for children, $7 for students, and $10 for adults. There were 180 more student tickets sold than adult tickets. Let x be the number of children tickets sold, let y be the number of student tickets sold, and let z be number of adult tickets sold. Find the number of each type of ticket sold.
Write a 3 by 3 system of equations to solve the problem stated above. Do not solve the system.
Equation 1: ______
Equation 2: ______
Equation 3: ______
(Write variable terms on the lefthand side each equation in aphabetical order. Write nonnegative constants on the righthand side of each equation. Example: 3x2y+z=20).

college algebra  Damon, Monday, November 22, 2010 at 5:13pm
x + y + z = 500
5 x + 7 y + 10 z = 3560
y  z = 180

college algebra  Reiny, Monday, November 22, 2010 at 5:15pm
I just "translated" each English sentence into "math"
1) x + y + z = 500
2) 5x + 7y + 10z = 3560
3) y  z = 180

college algebra  Lee, Monday, November 22, 2010 at 8:20pm
Okay. I understand. Thank you very much...
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