Question

You are selling tickets at a dance. Individual tickets cost $6, and 2 tickets for a couple cost$10. After the dance, you count $1075 and 195 tickets. Your friend finds$1 near your table and asks if it belongs with the ticket money. Do you think it does?

1. thienthi
The 1 dollars found near the table by your friend is likely the money for the tickets.

### How to find if the money belong to the ticket money?

You are selling tickets at a dance. Individual tickets cost $6, and 2 tickets for a couple cost$10. After the dance, you count \$1075 and 195 tickets.
let
x = number of individual ticket
y = number of couple tickets = 2x
Therefore, using equation,
2x(10) + 6x = 1075
2x + x = 195
Hence,
20x + 6x  = 1075
3x = 195
x = 195 / 3
x = 65
Hence,
26x = 1075
26(65) = 1690
Therefore, the money on the table is the ticket money because the money is short of the amount of the tickets in dollars.