Drag the pairs of equations to the correct set.
\(3x+y=23\\2x+y=18\)
\(16xy=75\\4x+6y=50\)
\(3x+5y=49\\5x+4y=47\)
\(13x+13y=65\\15x12y=141\)
\(4x+2y=7\\2x+y=8\)
\(2x+3y=10\\2x+3y=11\)
\(3x+4y=7\\6x+8y=14\)
\(9x6y=60\\3x2y=20\)
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Level 1  Pairs of linear equations in the standard format
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