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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.
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:
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