Posted by **jazzlyn** on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 7:33pm.

the mason family went to the amusement park. they spent 56.00$ on tickets. if adults cost 12$ and kids cost 5$ how many adults and children went to the park?

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**Reiny**, Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 8:31pm
assuming there is one mom and one dad, let the number of kids be x

2(12) + 5x = 56

5x = 32

x = 32/5 , well, that's no good

let the number of adults be x, number of kids be y

12x + 5y = 56

looking for integer solutions,

let y = 4

12x + 20 = 56

x = 3

3 adults, and 4 kids

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