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One kung pao chicken and two big macs provide 2620 calories. Two kung pao chickens and one big mac provide 3740 calories. find the caloric content of each item.

• linear equation -

1x+2y=2620
2x+1y=3740
You can use elimination to solve, which is where you multiply one or more equations to eliminate either the x's or y's.
Multiplying the top equation by negative 2 will cancel the x's.
-2x-4y=-5240
2x+1y=3740
-3y=-1500
Divide by negative 3.
y=500
Plug y=500 into any of the equations to figure out what x equals. Post if you want it checked.

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