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A biologist is comparing the growth of a population of flies per week to the number of flies a lizard will consume per week. She has devised an equation to solve for which day (x) the lizard would be able to eat the entire population. The equation is 3^x = 5x - 1. However, she has observed that the lizard cannot eat more than seven flies in one week. Explain to the biologist how she can solve this on a graph using a system of equations. Identify any possible constraints to the situation.

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  1. imqwerty
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    Graph y=3x y=5x−1 Observe where the graphs intersect to get the solution.

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