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5-74.
1. Solve the system of equations below. Homework Help ✎

2. 2(x+y) = 16
2(2x+y) =

$\text{2, 16, and } \frac{1}{8} \text{ all have what common base?}$

Once the bases are the same, the exponents in each equation must be equal. Write a system of equations using only the exponents. Solve it. Check your solutions for x and y in the original system.