Posted by **axia** on Friday, May 28, 2010 at 12:22am.

The owners of River View Bakery have hired enough servers to handle 17 tables of customers, and the fire marshal has approved the restaurant for a limit of 56 customers. The owners need to purchase two-seat and four-seat tables to accommodate the customers.

1. Write a system of equations to illustrate the situation. Use x for the two-seat tables and y for the four-seat tables.