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7-47.

Sam and Jimmica have both taken a speed-reading class and have been assigned to read a -page novel. Jimmica started reading at noon and read 10 pages per minute. Sam was on page at noon and read pages per minute. Will Jimmica ever catch up to Sam? Explain how you found your answer.

If you are having a hard time getting started, try making a table.

Minutes

Jimmica

Sam

Write equations for the situation. Use the table if you need help. Remember to define your variables.


Jimmica:
Sam: Write a similar equation.

Solve your system of equations using the Equal Values Method.

Remember - there are only pages in the book. Will Jimmica ever catch up to Sam?