Answer to Question 1

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Let x = small pitcher
y = large pitcher
 
2x + y = 8
y - x = 2

  Solve by any method mentioned.
If done algebraically:
   2x + y = 8
    -x + y = 2
subtract:
    3x = 6
      x = 2
The small pitcher holds 2 cups of water.
2(2) + y = 8
4 + y = 8
y = 4
The large pitcher holds 4 cups of water.

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