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Solve this problem by defining a variable, writing an equation, and solving it. Write your solution in a sentence.

The number of students attending the fall play was fewer than three times the number of adults. Together, students and adults purchased tickets. How many students attended the fall play? Homework Help ✎

purchasing play tickets

First describe what exactly it is you're looking for.

Define the information you know.

Use the relationships stated in the problem to determine the values of the other quantities.