You have $50 to spend on cold cuts for a party. Ham costs $5.99/lb, and turkey costs $4.99/lb. Write an equation in standard form to relate the number of pounds of each kind of meat you buy.
The total amount to be spent on cold cuts for the party is $50. The cost of ham is $5.99/lb, and turkey costs $4.99/lb.
If the number of pounds of ham bought is x and the number of pounds of turkey bought is y:
5.99*x + 4.99*y = 50
The number of pounds of each meat that is bought is given by the equation 5.99*x + 4.99*y = 50, where x is pounds of lamb bought and y is the pounds of turkey bought.
The cost of ham is $5.99 per pound and turkey costs $4.99 per pound. The budget for the party is equal to $50.
If x pounds of turkey and y pounds of ham are bought, the total expenditure is 4.99*y + 5.99*x. This is equal to 50. The equation representing this is:
4.99*y + 5.99*x = 50
This is graphically shown below: