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# Algebra Word Problem - How Many Children Attended the Play?

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Adult tickets for a play cost \$4 and child tickets cost \$1. If there were 23 people at a performance and the theater collected \$80 from ticket sales, how many children attended the play?

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Call the number of adult tickets sold "a" and the number of child tickets sold "c". The theater gets \$4 for an adult ticket, and \$1 for a child ticket, ...

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