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# In 2005, there were 12,300 students at college A, with a projected enrollment increase of 500 students per year. In the same year there were 18,550 students at college B with a projected enrollment decline of 750 students per year. According to these projections, when will the colleges have the same enrollment? What will the enrollment in each college at that time?

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Answer: 5 years 14,800 students enrolledStep-by-step explanation:Let x represent the number of years andLet y represent the number of students enrolled College A: y = 12,300 + 500xCollege B: y = 18,550 - 750xUse substitution Method to solve:12,300 + 500x = 18,550 - 750x +750x +750x 12,300 + 1250x = 18,550-12,300 -12,300 1250x = 6250 x = 5Input x = 5 into one of the equations to solve for y.y = 12,300 + 500x = 12,300 + 500(5) = 12,300 + 2500 = 14,800