## Algebra 1

$5n-3p=0$ $n+p=24$ 9 novelists and 15 poets
$5n-3p=0$ $n+p=24$ $n+p=24$ $n=-p+24$ $5(-p+24)-3p=0$ $-5p-120-3p =0$ $-8p-120=0$ $-8(p-15)=0$ $p-15=0$ $p=15$ $n+p=24$ $n+15=24$ $n=9$