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4-117.

Woottonville currently has a population of $1532$ people and is growing at a rate of approximately $15$ people per year. Nearby, Coynertown has a population of $2740$ people but is decreasing at a rate of approximately $32$ people per year. In how many years will the towns have the same population?

Write an equation for Wootonville.

The equation for Wootonville is $y=1532+15x$.

Use the same idea to write an equation for Coynertown.

Use the Equal Values method to solve the system of equations you wrote.