A school play ran for two nights, with audiences totaling 1390 adults and students. They paid 4285 dollars for admission. One adult ticket cost 4 dollars and one student ticket cost 2.50 dollars. The ratio of adults to students was 3:5 for the first night and 2:3 on the second night. How many students attended each night?
I have determined that there was 850 students and 540 adults on both nights, but for the life of me couldn't figure out how to incoporate those ratios into finding how much students were per day.
This is marked as a homework question so please don't give me the full answer but how to go about it. I also have the answers if that is any help: for the first night, there were 400 students on the first night, and 450 on the second.