Problem of the Week: Raffle Tickets and Real World Math

Feb 7, 2018 | Diamond Bar

A bit of practice every day keeps math muscles strong! We’ll help improve foundational math skills with this real world math word problem challenge from Mathnasium.

It's time for this week's Problem of the Week! Do you have what it takes to get this problem right? We’re here to help with a fantastically fun real world math challenge, so if you’re ready to improve your foundational math skills go ahead and try the challenge below.

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Challenge: A local scout troop is hosting a fundraising talent show. They sold child tickets for $5.00 each and adult tickets for $10.00 each. They made $400.00. If they sold 12 adult tickets, how many child tickets did they sell?

Solution: The scout troop made $10.00 × 12 = $120.00. Since they made a total of $400.00, they made $400.00 – $120.00 = $280.00 from the sale of child tickets. Since they sold child tickets for $5.00 each, the number of child tickets they sold was $280.00 ÷ $5.00 = 56 tickets.