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

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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.**