C vs Python: Speed

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Python is a very popular interpreted scripting language. C is a very popular compiled language. Due to its compiled nature, C is generally faster than Python, but is lower-level, making Python programming quicker and easier than C programming.

The questions here are whether or not the extra time taken to run a Python program (without input) will be less cost-effective than its C equivalent and whether runtime time is more important than programming time.

Note: due to technical difficulties, I have placed parentheses around some symbols or removed some tabs from the Python examples

The Systems Program
I decided to make a simple program that resolves the following system of equations:

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