Posted by **vince** on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 6:09pm.

"Adult tickets are $6, Kids are $3. If the total sales are $585, but only 120 tickets were sold, how many adult tickets were sold?

If this was 130 it would be easy: $3+$6 =$9; $585/$9 = 65 tickets. The problem is the question specifies 120 tickets.

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**Reiny**, Monday, March 25, 2013 at 6:44pm
adult tickets ---- x

children tickets -- y

x+y = 120

cost equation:

6x + 3y = 585

or after dividing by 3

2x + y = 195

subtract the two equations:

2x+y = 195

x + y = 120

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x = 75

then in x+y = 120

75 + y = 120

y = 45

they sold 75 adults, and 45 children tickets

check:

75(6) + 45(3) = 585 , yeahhhh

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