Dr. Sherif N. answered • 10/06/19

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assume:

length of a blue banner B

length of yellow banner Y

this is a 2 equations in 2 unknowns (B and Y) problem

__equation 1__

4B + 5Y = 49

__equation 2__

2B + 1Y = 17

from equation 2, Y = 17 - 2B

substitute in equation 1, you get

4B + 5*(17-2B) = 49

4B + 85 -10B = 49

10B - 4B = 85 - 49

6B = 36

B ( the length of the blue banner) = 6 meters

and since Y = 17 - 2B, then Y = 17 - 2*6 = 17 - 12 = 5 meters

Y ( the length of the yellow banner) = 5 meters