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Concert Ticket Costs

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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?

Suggestions:
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?