Concert Ticket Costs

GCSE Marks:

GCSE Text:
Two families buy tickets for a concert.

The first family has 1 Adult and 2 Children and their total ticket cost is £231.

The second family has 3 Adults and 1 Child and their total ticket cost is £353.

How much would it cost for two adults to attend the same concert?

This question works well to consolidate simultaneous equation skills, and also prepares students for interpretation of worded algebra questions.   Students take 3-4 minutes to answer this question in full, and it often leads nicely into teaching simultaneous equations with a quadratic.

Teachers could extend the learning by considering:

  • Another family with 2 Adults and 3 Children wants to attend the concert at a different location on the tour. At this new venue, adult ticket prices increase by 10% and children ticket prices decrease by 10%. How much will their tickets cost in total?

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