Morning Work

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Noah sold tickets for a school fair. Adult tickets cost $8, and
student tickets cost $5. Noah sold 12 tickets for $87. How
many student tickets did Noah sell?

9 thoughts on “Morning Work

  1. Noah sold 11 student tickets. Each student ticket cost $5. 11×5=$55. Then we do $87-$55=$32. The cost of the an adult ticket is $8. $32/$8=4. So he sold 4 adult tickets.

  2. he sold 3 student tickets

    3x$5 = $15

    9x$8= $72
    15+ 72 =$72

    I got this by trying different problems and combinations of a adult and student tickets

  3. You should do 87 divided by 5=c=17 remainder 2. the extra 2 is how many parents bought I think. I got this by thinking the parents was extra information.

  4. Noah sold 11 student tickets.
    $87 total. I subtracted $8 one at a time, until I could divide that number by 5. When I counted four $8 tickets sold, the number was 55. 55 divided by 5 is 11.

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