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Systems of Equations Word Problems

Supppose a baseball is thrown at 85 miles per hour.The ball will travel 320 ft when hit by a bat swung at 50 miles per hour and will travel 440 ft when hit by a bat swung at 80 miles per hour. Let y be the number of ft traveled by the ball when hit by a bat swung at x miles per hour.(Note: The precceding data is valid for 50 less than or equal to x and less than or equal to 90, where the bat is 35 inches long, weighs 32 ounces, and strikes a waist-high pitch so that the place of the swing lies at 10 degrees from the diagonal.)
How much farther will a ball travel for each mile-per-hour increase in the speed of the bat?

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