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# Word Problem Wednesday: The School Choir

Jan 11, 2017

Image: By Stilfehler (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

This week's installment of Word Problem Wednesday celebrates all of you who have been inspired to raise funds for a cause! Solve our word problem about a very enterprising school choir and check back tomorrow for the solution.

The Lakeside Elementary School Choir is hosting a fund-raising concert event. They sold child tickets for \$10 each and adult tickets for \$20 each. They made \$2,000. If they sold 60 adult tickets, how many child tickets did they sell?

Update: Here's the solution!

The amount of profit the choir made from selling adult tickets is 60 × \$20 = \$1,200. Since they made a total of \$2,000, the profit made from selling child tickets is \$2,000 – \$1,200 = \$800. They sold child tickets for \$10 each, so the number of child tickets sold was \$800 ÷ \$10 = 80 tickets.

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