A paper company needs to ship paper to a large printing business. The paper will be shipped in small boxes and large boxes. Each small box of paper weighs 40 pounds and each large box of paper weighs 70 pounds. A total of 20 boxes of paper were shipped weighing 1220 pounds altogether. Write a system of equations that could be used to determine the number of small boxes shipped and the number of large boxes shipped. Define the variables that you use to write the system.

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Answer

Let x be the number of small boxes shipped

Let y be the number of large boxes shipped

System of equations

x + y=20

40x+70y=1220

x=6,y=14