Drag the pairs of equations to the correct set.
\(y=19x\\2x+y=27\)
\(e=2f13\\3f+2e=30\)
\(3m=2n\\3n+2m=117\)
\(9w+7z201=0\\0=5z+11w203\)
\(a=3b+5\\2a6b13=0\)
\(m+2n=1\\5m+17+10n=0\)
\(8p+9q=15\\18q=3016p\)
\(x+y=5\\xy=5\)
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