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Sam and Jimmica Sam and Jimmica have both taken a speed-reading class and have been assigned to read a 300-page novel. Jimmica started reading at noon and read 10 pages per minute. Sam was on page 62 at noon and read 8 pages per minute. Will Jimmica ever catch up to Sam? Explain how you found your answer. Homework Help ✎

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

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

y = the number of pages read
x = the time in minutes

Jimmica: y = 10x
Sam: Write a similar equation.

Solve your system of equations using the Equal Values Method.

Remember - there are only 300 pages in the book. Will Jimmica ever catch up to Sam?