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Problem of the Week
Problem A
Graduation Ceremony

At Emily Carr Elementary School, the Grade \(8\) students are graduating and are having a ceremony. Tickets are given to the graduates and the school staff for free. Parents and other students need to buy tickets.

Staff set up \(6\) rows of \(24\) chairs in the gym. The diagram below shows the arrangement.

The 6 rows of chairs have an aisle down the middle
separating each row into 12 chairs on the left of the aisle and 12
chairs on the right.

We know that

  1. How many graduates are at the ceremony?

  2. How much money was collected from ticket sales?

Theme: Number Sense