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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 papers per minute.  However, since the Star is so heavy, he can only deliver  Star paper per minute.  If he delivers a total of papers and takes exactly an hour to deliver all papers, how many of each type of paper does he deliver?  

             # of minutes to deliver Times
          # of minutes to deliver Star

Solve for and .

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