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The management of the Carnival Cinema was worried about breaking even on their movie “Elvis Returns from Mars.” To break even, they had to take in on the matinee. They were selling adult tickets for and children's tickets for . They knew they had sold a total of tickets. How many of those tickets would have to have been adult tickets for them to meet their goal?

Create a system of equations and solve.

Where a = number of adult tickets sold and c = number of children's tickets sold:

They would need to sell at least adult tickets.