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OpenStudy (randomuser):

The art museum had a total of 224 visitors on Tuesday. Visitors older than 18 paid $12 for admission. Visitors 18 years or younger paid$8 for admission. The museum collected a total of $2,520. How many visitors were 18 or younger? 42 56 182 194 10 months ago OpenStudy (randomuser): I do not want the answer just the steps leading up to the answer 10 months ago satellite73 (satellite73): how many steps would you like? or rather, would you like to use two variables say $$x.y$$ or just one ? 10 months ago OpenStudy (randomuser): we just guide me how to figure this problem out 10 months ago satellite73 (satellite73): it is not like there is one way given by god or your math teacher, there are many ways, that is why i asked did you want one variable or two? 10 months ago OpenStudy (randomuser): which ever on is easier 10 months ago satellite73 (satellite73): they are equivalent, so lets use two 10 months ago satellite73 (satellite73): say $$x$$ is under 18, $$y$$ is over 18, then what is $$x+y$$ the total number of people who visited 10 months ago OpenStudy (randomuser): 36 10 months ago satellite73 (satellite73): ?? 10 months ago satellite73 (satellite73): The art museum had a total of 224 visitors on Tuesday. 10 months ago OpenStudy (randomuser): oh i thought you asked my the sum of that equation? 10 months ago satellite73 (satellite73): lets try again x is the number of people under 18, y is the number older what is $$x+y$$? 10 months ago OpenStudy (randomuser): 224 10 months ago satellite73 (satellite73): whew so one equation we can write down is $x+y=224$ now we need another 10 months ago satellite73 (satellite73): if there are $$x$$ people under 18 who pay$12 a person, how much do the under 18 people pay total (your answer needs and x in it)

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OpenStudy (randomuser):

18x= the total of how much the 18 or younger payed for?

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satellite73 (satellite73):

no, but close forget about the number 18, i think it is confusing you say they are red and green instead of over 18 and under 18

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satellite73 (satellite73):

if there are red people who pay $12 each, then they pay 12x total 10 months ago satellite73 (satellite73): and if there are y green people who pay$8 each they pay 8y total

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OpenStudy (randomuser):

I meant to put 8x = total

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satellite73 (satellite73):

oh ok

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satellite73 (satellite73):

ok typo there $x+y=224\\ 8x+12y=2520$ thats better

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OpenStudy (randomuser):

x = 182 y= 42 or is it opposite?

10 months ago
satellite73 (satellite73):

idk let me check

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OpenStudy (randomuser):

i put it opposite

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OpenStudy (randomuser):

x = 42 y = 182

10 months ago
satellite73 (satellite73):

yea x is 42, that is the answer they want, the younger

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OpenStudy (randomuser):

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OpenStudy (randomuser):

I mean a

10 months ago
satellite73 (satellite73):

yes 42

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OpenStudy (randomuser):

Thank you for your time and help

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satellite73 (satellite73):