Drag five yellow cards into each of the four rectangles.
All of the equations you place in each rectangle should be parallel to each other.
\(y=x\)
\(y=2x\)
\(y=2x\)
\(y=53x\)
\(y=x+2\)
\(y=2x+5\)
\(y+x=7\)
\(y+3x=8\)
\(y=x3\)
\(2x7=y\)
\(y=x+10\)
\(2y+6x=1\)
\(2y=2x5\)
\(x= \frac12y\)
\(16=x+y\)
\(x = \frac{2y}{3}\)
\(3x3y=1\)
\(3y6x=17\)
\(y= \frac13  x\)
\(y=3(7x)\)


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