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  1. Candice is solving this system: 2x − 1 = 3y Homework Help ✎
    5(2x − 1) + y = 32

    1. She notices that each equation contains the expression 2x − 1. Can she substitute 3y for 2x − 1? Why or why not?

    2. Substitute 3y for 2x − 1 in the second equation to create one equation with one variable. Then solve for x and y.

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y = 2; use this information to solve for x.