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In Exercises 31-38, translate the given statement into one or more linear equations in the form a x + b y = c using the indicated variable names. Do not try to solve the resulting equation(s).[HINT: See Example 7 and the end of section FAQ.]Among the total of 25 planets in System L5, four times as many support some form of life ( x ) as do not ( y ) .

To determine

The linear equations of the statement “Among the total of 25 planets in system L5, four times as many support some form of life (x) as do not (y)” in the form ax+by=c using the indicated variable names.

Explanation

Consider the provided statement, “Among the total of 25 planets in system L5, four times as many supports some form of life (x) as do not (y)”.

Since x is the number of planets that support some sort of life and y is the number of planets that does not support any sort of life in system L5.

There are total of 25 planets in system L5.

Thus,

x+y=25

Also, the planets that support some sort of life are four times the planets that does not support any sort of life

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