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# A law firm is going to designate associates and partners to a big new case. The daily rate charged to the client for each associate is \$700 and the daily rate for each partner is \$1500. The law firm assigned a total of 11 lawyers to the case and was able to charge the client \$14100 per day for these lawyers' services. Write a system of equations that could be used to determine the number of associates assigned to the case and the number of partners assigned to the case. Define the variables that you use to write the system.

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Each associate costs the client \$700 per day, so a associates will cost the client 700a dollars per day. Each partner costs the client \$1500 per day, so p partners will cost the client 1500p dollars per day. The total amount charged 700a+1500p : \$14100:

700a+1500p=14100

700a+1500p=14100

Since there were a total of 11 lawyers assigned to the case (associates and partners), we know a+pa+p must equal 11.11.

a+p=11

a+p=11

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Write System of Equations:

700a+1500p=

700a+1500p=14100

14100

a+p=11

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