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In 2012 there was a total of 78 commercial and noncommercial orbital launches worldwide. In addition, the number of noncommercial orbital launches was two less than three times the number of commercial orbital launches. Determine the number of commercial and noncommercial orbital launches in 2012.

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1 of 5Let $x$ represent the number of commercial orbital launches.

We can now obtain expressions that represent the commercial and noncommercial launches given by:

$\begin{aligned} \text{commercial }&\rightarrow x\\ \text{ noncommercial}&\rightarrow3x-2\text{ }. \end{aligned}$

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