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A wholesaler is offering two different package deals of roses and carnations to florists. One package contains 20 dozen roses and 34 dozen carnations for $504.00. The other package contains 15 dozen roses and 17 dozen carnations for $327.00.

Let y = cost of one dozen roses

Let x = cost of one dozen carnations

a. Write a system of equations for this problem.

b. Which equation can be multiplied by a coefficient to create an opposite coefficient? What is that value?

c. Solve this system for the cost of one dozen roses and the cost of one dozen carnations.

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