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10-42.

Write and solve an equation (or a system of equations) for the following situation. Be sure to define your variables.

Each morning, Jerry delivers the Times to one neighborhood and then the Star to a different neighborhood.  While delivering the Times, Jerry delivers $2$ papers per minute.  However, since the Star is so heavy, he can only deliver $1$ Star paper per minute.  If he delivers a total of $91$ papers and takes exactly an hour to deliver all papers, how many of each type of paper does he deliver?

$t+s=60$             $t=$# of minutes to deliver Times
$2t+s=91$          $s=$# of minutes to deliver Star

Solve for $s$ and $t$.

Remember the $s$ and $t$ are in minutes, so how many papers were delivered?