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there were 400 people at a play. admission price is $3 for adults $2 for children. Admission receipts were $900. How many adults and Children were there

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Let C= no of children
     A= no of adults
Then:
 
     A+C=400         this is the statement that the sum of the people (adults and children) was 400
    3*A+2*C=900   this says that each adult paid $3 and each child paid $2 for a ticket and the total amount 
                            (the sum) spent was $900
Solving gives A=100 C=300/
 
Jim

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