In a basketball game, Marlene made 16 field goals. Each of the field goals were worth either 2 points or 3 points, and Marlene scored a total of 39 points from field goals.

Let x represent the number of 2-point field goals and y represent the number of 3 point field goals. Write a system of

equations, in terms of x and y, to model the situation.

Let x represent the number of 2-point field goals and y represent the number of 3 point field goals. Write a system of

equations, in terms of x and y, to model the situation.

**x = the number of 2-point field goals**

y = the number of 3 point field goals

y = the number of 3 point field goals

**x + y = 16**{she made 16 field goals}

**2x + 3y = 39**{2 points times x plus 3 points times y equals the total of 39 points}

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