College Algebra
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The school play sold 498 tickets. Students paid $3.50 each, while nonstudents paid $5.50 each. If a total of $2121.00 was collected, how many students and how many nonstudents attended?

student tickets  x
nonstudent tickets  498x
solve for x
3.5x + 5.5(498x) = 2121
35x + 55(498x) = 21210
take it from there.
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