# Math

posted by .

Movie tickets are \$7 for students and \$9 for adults. A group of 8 people spent \$66 on movie tickets. How many adult tickets were bought?

• Math -

adult tickets --- x
student tickets --- 8-x

solve for x

9x + 7(8-x) = 66

• Math -

9 x 5 adults + 7 (8-5)= 66

45 + 7 (3)kids = 66
45 + 21 = 66

Now I found 5 adults by multiplying 9 x 5=45 just because that's the only way I know... Now I have no idea how to find x other than that. I am trying to help my 3rd grader with that. Please help.

• Math -

9 x 5 adults + 7 (8-5)= 66

45 + 7 (3)kids = 66
45 + 21 = 66

Now I found 5 adults by multiplying 9 x 5=45 just because that's the only way I know... Now I have no idea how to find x other than that. I am trying to help my 3rd grader with that. Please help.

• Math -

You can take the 8 people and start by subtracting out 2 students. X that by the cost of the student ticket then take the 6 left from the 8 people and X that by the cost of the adult ticket. This you will find is to much spent. Next, you can take the 8 people and use the next number(3) X that by the cost of the student ticket then take the 5 left from the 8 people and X it by the cost of the adult ticket and you will see that this equals the \$66.00 total spent. So this shows that 3 student tickets and 5 adult tickets were bought for the total of \$66.00.

## Respond to this Question

 First Name School Subject Your Answer

## Similar Questions

1. ### substitution

Tickets to a movie cost \$7.25 for adults and \$5.50 for students. A group of friends purchased 8 tickets for \$52.75. Write a system of equations to represent the situation. How many adult tickets and student tickets were purchased?
2. ### Algebra

Tickets to a movie cost \$7.25 for adults and \$5.50 for students. A group of friends purchased 8 tickets for \$52.75. How many adult tickets and student tickets were purchased?
3. ### Math

THe total ticket sales for the basketball game were \$1,625.00. Adult tickets were \$7.00, and student tickets were \$3.00. Twice as many students bought tickets as adults. How many student and adult tickets were sold?
4. ### math

movie tickets cost \$10 for adults and \$8 for children. The total sales form 120 tickets was \$1120. how many adult tickets were sold?
5. ### math

tickets for a football match are sold at \$30 for adults and \$15 for children a company bought 28 tickets if x of these tickets were for adults, write in terms of x a. the number of tickets for children b. the amount spent on tickets …
6. ### Algebra

A movie theater manager wants to know how many adults and how many children pay admission to a particular movie. The theater charges \$10.00 for adult tickets and \$5.00 for child tickets. At a showing where 210 tickets were sold the …
7. ### math

The total ticket sales for the school basketball game were \$1625. Adult tickets were \$7 and the student tickets were \$3. Twice as many students bought tickets as adults. How many adult and student tickets were sold?
8. ### math

if total ticket sales were \$1625 adult tickets were \$7.00 and student tickets were \$3.00 and twice as many students bought tickets than adults, how many students and adult tickets were sold?
9. ### math

A community group bought 25 tickets to a play. Adult tickets cost \$30 each and student tickets cost \$20 each. In all, the group spent \$620 on the tickets. Determine if each equation is a part of the system of equations that can be …
10. ### Math

I'm not sure how to do this: There are 9 people who are going to see a movie. The total cost for the tickets is \$54, with adult tickets costing \$8 each and child tickets costing \$5 each. Write a system of equations to represent the …

More Similar Questions