# Chicago Virtual Charter School

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A movie theater charges \$7 for adults, \$5 for school-age children, and \$3 for babies. A group of people went to the theater. There were the same number of school-age children as babies and the number of adults was the same as school-age children and babies combined. If the group paid \$1562, how many babies were in the group ?

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same number of school-age children as babies

x=number of school-age children
x=number of babies

number of adults was the same as school-age children and babies combined

y=x+x
y=2x

\$7(2x) + \$5(x)+ \$3(x) = \$1562

similar problem - look at example 1:
http://www.algebra-class.com/algebra-word-problems.html

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