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# A county fair sold 1,750 tickets, each of which was either an adult or

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Re: A county fair sold 1,750 tickets, each of which was either an adult or [#permalink]
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Bunuel wrote:
A county fair sold 1,750 tickets, each of which was either an adult or children's ticket, and earned a total of $27,000. The fair earned 25% more from adult tickets than from children's tickets, but sold 25% fewer adult tickets than children's tickets. How much did a children's ticket cost? A.$10
B. $12 C.$15
D. $20 E.$25

Let the number of children tickets be c => c+0.75c = 1750
c = 1000 , adult tickets will be 750
price of children,adult ticket can be (10,12.5), (12,15),(15,75/4) (20,25), (25,125/4) from the given options
10*1000 + 12.5*750 = 19375
12*1000 + 15*750 = 23250
15*1000 + 75/4*750 = ~29000
20000 + 25*750 = 38750

Please correct me.. i think some 25% more than means 20% less logic is in play but i am not able to get it

I think i got it after shivam2506 post
I misread "The fair earned 25% more from adult tickets than from children's tickets"

Revenue from Adult tickets : Revenue from children tickets = 5:4
that means Revenue from children tickets = 12000 (4/9 * 27000)
Let no. of children tickets = c
c + 0.75c = 1750
c= 1000
or no of children tickets: no of adult tickets = 4:3
no. of children tickets will be = 1000 (4/7 * 1750)
Child Ticket's cost = 12000/1000 = 12
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Re: A county fair sold 1,750 tickets, each of which was either an adult or [#permalink]
If 25% less adult tickets were sold, 1000 children tickets and 750 adult tickets were sold. (c+0.75c=1750)
in total 750 adult tickets earned 25% more than 1000 children tickets. 1000c+1.25c=27000 --> c=12
B is correct
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Total number of tickets sold : 1750
Total amount earned : 27000

If the number of tickets sold to children is x, adults were sold .75x tickets.
Therefore 1.75x = 1750 or x = 1000.
There are 750 tickets adult's tickets sold and 1000 children's tickets sold.

If the amount made by selling adult tickets is 25% more than children,
the amount made by selling adult tickets is 1.25y when y is the amount made by selling children's ticket.
Therefore, 1.25y + y = 27000 or y = 27000/2.25 = 12000.
The amount made by selling children's ticket is 12000 and that made by selling adult's ticket is 15000(1.25y)

Therefore the children's ticket cost 12000/1000 = 12$(Option B) Target Test Prep Representative Joined: 14 Oct 2015 Status:Founder & CEO Affiliations: Target Test Prep Posts: 18874 Own Kudos [?]: 22277 [1] Given Kudos: 285 Location: United States (CA) Re: A county fair sold 1,750 tickets, each of which was either an adult or [#permalink] 1 Bookmarks Expert Reply Bunuel wrote: A county fair sold 1,750 tickets, each of which was either an adult or children's ticket, and earned a total of$27,000. The fair earned 25% more from adult tickets than from children's tickets, but sold 25% fewer adult tickets than children's tickets. How much did a children's ticket cost?

A. $10 B.$12
C. $15 D.$20
E. $25 We can let the number of children's tickets = c; thus, the number of adults’ tickets = 0.75c. We can create the following equation: c + 0.75c = 1,750 1.75c = 1,750 c = 1,000 Next, we can let the revenue from children’s tickets = p; thus, the revenue from adults’ tickets = 1.25p. We can create the following equation: p + 1.25p = 27,000 2.25p = 27,000 p = 12,000 Since the total revenue from children’s tickets is$12,000 and 1,000 children’s tickets were sold, each children’s ticket cost $12,000/1,000 =$12.

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Re: A county fair sold 1,750 tickets, each of which was either an adult or [#permalink]
Bunuel wrote:
A county fair sold 1,750 tickets, each of which was either an adult or children's ticket, and earned a total of $27,000. The fair earned 25% more from adult tickets than from children's tickets, but sold 25% fewer adult tickets than children's tickets. How much did a children's ticket cost? A.$10
B. $12 C.$15
D. $20 E.$25

$$tickets=a+c…a=0.75c…tickets:1.75c=1750…c=1000…a=750$$
$$sales=xa+yc…xa=1.25yc…sales:2.25yc=27000…yc=27000/2.25=12000$$
$$y(1000)=12000…y=12$$

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