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February 20, 2013 Real World Problem! Suppose your community center sells a total of 292 tickets for a basketball game. An adult ticket costs $3. A student ticket costs $1. The sponsors collect $470 in ticket sales. Write and solve a system to find the number of each type of ticket sold. Define the variable(s): What are we trying to solve for? (Usually the last sentence) Relate the problem: What are the two totals we are working with? Write two equations: (How would I find each total?) February 20, 2013 Real World Problem! Suppose a model airplane club publishes a newsletter. Expenses are $.9 for printing and mailing each copy, plus $600 total for research and writing. The price of a newsletter is $1.50 per copy. How many copies of the newsletter must the club sell to break even? Define the variable(s): What are we trying to solve for? (Usually the last sentence) Relate the problem: What are the two totals we are working with? Write two equations: (How would I find each total?)