# Real World Problem! February 20, 2013 ```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?)
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