## The drama club is selling tickets for a play. The profit, y, is modeled by the equation, y = x2 – 40x – 3,200, where x is the nu

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The drama club is selling tickets for a play. The profit, y, is
modeled by the equation, y = x2 – 40x – 3,200, where x is
the number of tickets sold. What is the total number of
tickets, x, that need to be sold for the drama club to break
even (profit = \$0)?

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3 years 2021-08-31T08:02:05+00:00 1 Answers 23 views 0

80 tickets

Step-by-step explanation:

Given the profit, y, modeled by the equation, y = x^2 – 40x – 3,200, where x is the number of tickets sold, we are to find the total number of  tickets, x, that need to be sold for the drama club to break  even. To do that we will simply substitute y = 0 into the given the equation and calculate the value of x;

y = x^2 – 40x – 3,200,

0 = x^2 – 40x – 3,200,

x^2 – 40x – 3,200 = 0

x^2 – 80x  + 40x – 3,200 = 0

x(x-80)+40(x-80) = 0

(x+40)(x-80) = 0

x = -40 and x = 80

x cannot be negative

Hence the total number of  tickets, x, that need to be sold for the drama club to break  even is 80 tickets