Remember during the first module when we asked you to solve a word problem and share your steps with fellow students because “when students exchange the practices that work for them, it helps everyone plan better for the next word problem you’ll see.” Well, here’s another word problem. Think about the guidance you received from your classmates during the first word problem and give this a try.
The circus is coming to town and Sue is selling tickets. The first day she sold 4 senior citizen tickets and 2 children’s tickets for a total of $80. The second day she received $145 for 5 senior citizen tickets and 7 children’s tickets. What is the price of a child’s ticket and a senior citizen ticket? Explain each step you took to arrive at your answer.