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7-53.

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 150 fewer than three times the number of adults. Together, students and adults purchased 1778 tickets. How many students attended the fall play? Homework Help ✎

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.