Q:

The drama club sold $779 worth of tickets to the school play. Student tickets cost $3 a piece and tickets for everyone else cost $5 each. What equation relates the number of student tickets that were sold, s, and the number of other tickets that were sold, t, written in standard form?

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Answer:The equation will be:  [tex]3s+5t=779[/tex]Step-by-step explanation:The number of student tickets that were sold [tex]=s[/tex] and the number of other tickets that were sold [tex]=t[/tex]Student tickets cost $3 a piece and tickets for everyone else cost $5 each.So, the total cost of  [tex]s[/tex]  student tickets [tex]=\$3s[/tex] and the total cost of  [tex]t[/tex]  other tickets [tex]=\$5t[/tex]Given that, the drama club sold total $779 worth of tickets.So, the equation will be:  [tex]3s+5t=779[/tex]