Substituents pointing "up" in the chair confirmation should be on the wedges and substituents pointing "down" should be on the dashes.
For the first molecule, we see that there is an axial down and an axial up Methyl. So we choose the bondline that also has substituents facing the opposite direction:
Match the following chair conformations with the correct wedge and dash drawing.
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