# Tickets for your schools play are $3 for students and $5 for non-students. On opening night 937 tickets are sold & $3943 is collected. How many tickets were sold to students and non students?

##### 1 Answer

The school sold **371 tickets** for students and **566 tickets** for non-students.

#### Explanation:

Let's say that the number of tickets sold to students is

You know that the school sold a *total* of **937** tickets, which means that you can write

You also know that the *total* sum collected from selling these tickets is equal to **$3943**, so you can write

Use the first equation to write

Plug this into the second equation and solve for

This means that

The school thus sold **371** tickets for students and **566** tickets for non-students.