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Zoe, Minh, and Jake sold some tickets for a school fundraiser. Each ticket cost $2. Zoe sold 1/2 of the tickets. Minh and Jake sold the remaining tickets in the ratio 1:3. If Zoe sold 36 more tickets than Minh, how much money dis the 3 students collect altogether?

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  1. tickets sold by Minh --- x
    tickets sold by Jake --- 3x
    (notice x : 3x = 1 : 3)

    So number of tickets sold by Zoe = 4x

    4x - 36 = x
    3x = 36
    x = 12

    total tickets = x+3x + 4x = 8x or 96
    money collected = 96($2) = $192

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