**Mandy Clark**answered

Ok so you need 2 equations. I like to use variables that go with the problem

Ok so the first equation is the quantity equation. How many of each ticket was sold for a total of how many tickets? We don't know how many of each ticket was sold, so that's where the variables come in.

M+D=62

the second equation is the value equation. How much is each ticket worth? Then it equals the total cost of all the tickets

4M+3D=216

Ok so you have

M+D=62

4M+3D=216

You have to get one variable to eliminate it. This is appropriately named the elimination method:) personally, I like to multiply. I don't know why it just works easier for me. So I need to get one variable the same, so I'll solve for M, so I'll multiply equation 1 by 4.

4M+4D=248 I multiplied the entire thing by 4

4M+3D=216 now that you have a variable the same (4M) you can subtract the second equation from the first

4M-4M is 0, so that's gone and you're left with

D=32 plug 32 back into the very first equation

M+32=62 subtract 32 from 62

M=30

so 32 daughter tickets were sold and 30 mother tickets were sold:D

Ok so the first equation is the quantity equation. How many of each ticket was sold for a total of how many tickets? We don't know how many of each ticket was sold, so that's where the variables come in.

M+D=62

the second equation is the value equation. How much is each ticket worth? Then it equals the total cost of all the tickets

4M+3D=216

Ok so you have

M+D=62

4M+3D=216

You have to get one variable to eliminate it. This is appropriately named the elimination method:) personally, I like to multiply. I don't know why it just works easier for me. So I need to get one variable the same, so I'll solve for M, so I'll multiply equation 1 by 4.

4M+4D=248 I multiplied the entire thing by 4

4M+3D=216 now that you have a variable the same (4M) you can subtract the second equation from the first

4M-4M is 0, so that's gone and you're left with

D=32 plug 32 back into the very first equation

M+32=62 subtract 32 from 62

M=30

so 32 daughter tickets were sold and 30 mother tickets were sold:D