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The admission fee at an amusement park is $3.50 for children and $5.20 for adults.

The admission fee at an amusement park is $3.50 for children and $5.20 for adults. On a certain day, 254 people entered the park, and the admission fees collected totaled 1144 dollars. How many children and how many adults were admitted?

number of children equals
number of adults equals

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Set up two equations. x is the number of children and y is the number of adults.

3.5x + 5.2y = 1144

x + y = 254

Solve the second equation for y and plug it into the first equation and solve that for x.