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    1. Solve the system of equations & find the ordered pairs
    x + 9y = 4 (1)
    x = 5-9y (2)

    2. Solve by the substitution method
    4x+9y=60
    x=69-9y

    3. I am having trouble with two word problems:

    a) Train A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. Train A is traveling at 40mph and train B is traveling at 48 mph. Train A passes a station at 5:20 p.m. if train B passes the same station at 5:35 p.m. at what time will train B catch up to Train A?

    b) The equation y= - 1777x + 27,153 can be used to predict the Number y of gun deaths in the United States x years after 2000 that is x corresponds to 2000, x=2 corresponds to 2002, x = 6 corresponds to 2006, and so on. Predict the number of gun deaths in 2006 and 2008. In what year will the gun death be 9383?

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    1. Solve the system of equations & find the ordered pairs
    x + 9y = 4 (1)
    x = 5-9y (2)

    Substitute value of x from (2) into (1)

    5 - 9y + 9y = 4
    5 = 4

    Which is not possible.

    Thus there is NO SOLUTION.

    2. Solve by the substitution method
    4x+9y=60----(1)
    x=69-9y------(2)

    Substitute value of x from (2) into (1)

    4(69-9y) + 9y = 60
    276 - 36y + 9y = 60
    -27y = 60 - 276
    -27y = -216
    y = ...

    Solution Summary

    Solves the system of equations & find the ordered pairs.

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