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 Question from Keisha, a parent: Gross Receipts. Six thousand tickets are to be sold for a concert, some for $9 and the rest for$15each. If x is the number of $9 tickets sold , write an algebraic expression that represents the gross receipts from ticket sales, assuming all tickets are sold. Simplify the expression. Keisha, Since 6,000 tickets were sold, x of them for$9 each, how many were sold for $15 each? The x sold at$9 each earned receipts of x × $9. What was the revenue for the tickets sold at$15? What are the total receipts?

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