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GETTING IN SHAPE

Frank weighs

If Frank and John can meet these goals with their diets, when will they weigh the same, and how much will they weigh at that time?

Clearly explain your method.

Use the information in the problem to set up

equations for both Frank and John.Set the equations equal to each other and solve for

.Substitute

back into one of the original equations and solve for. Check thatandwork in both equations.Define your variables.

total weight (lbs)time (weeks)weight growth each week (lbs/week)starting weight (lbs)