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June 4th, 2019, 11:22 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Jun 2019 From: uk Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  Nat 5 algebra problem
'100 people are on a plane. Some people have tickets for 70 POUNDS and some have tickets for 50 POUNDS. The total raised sum from the plane tickets was 6240 POUNDS. How many people bought 70 POUND seats and how many people bought 50 POUND seats?''

June 4th, 2019, 11:35 AM  #2  
Math Team Joined: Jul 2011 From: Texas Posts: 3,016 Thanks: 1600  Quote:
100x = number of 50 lb tickets 70x + 50(100x) = 6240 solve for x, the number of 70 lb tickets, then determine 100x, the number of 50 lb tickets  
June 4th, 2019, 12:34 PM  #3 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,597 Thanks: 1038  Your teacher was on the plane...so was unable to teach?


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