Denyse H.

asked • 05/01/13

3 adults and 2 children purchase movie tickets totalling $32.25. What were the costs for adult and children tickets?

A family of 5 (2 adults & 3 children) go to the movies and they pay $27.75. The group of 5 behind them (3 adults & 2 children) pay 32.25. Figure the cost per adult and per child. Show your work.

2 Answers By Expert Tutors


Christopher L.

Why do you need to multiply by -3?


Robert J. answered • 05/02/13

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Certified High School AP Calculus and Physics Teacher

David U.


Sorry, this answer is wrong.  You clearly know what you're doing, but the mistake is in the original setup of equation (2):  The cost for 3 adults and 2 children is $32.25. not $32.75.  Ralph L's answer is correct.



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