## Oscar bought several bags of lemon drop candy and several bags of jelly beans. The number of bagsof beans was 5 more than the number of bags

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Oscar bought several bags of lemon drop candy and several bags of jelly beans. The number of bagsof beans was 5 more than the number of bags of lemon drops. Jelly bean bags weigh 8 ounces, and drop bags weigh 16 ounces each. The total weight of all the bags of candy was 400 ounces.

A. Write and solve a system of equations that allows you to solve for how many bags of each candy Oscar bought Show all of your

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Answer:A system of equations that allows you to solve for how many bags of each candy Oscar bought is and The number of bags of lemon drops and number of bags of beans are 15 and 20 respectively

Step-by-step explanation:Let x be the number of bags of lemon drops

We are given that The number of bags of beans was 5 more than the number of bags of lemon drops

So, The number of bags of beans =x+5

Jelly bean bags weigh 8 ounces, and drop bags weigh 16 ounces each.

So, Weight of x bags of lemon drops = 16x

So, Weight of (x+5) bags of lemon drops = 8(x+5)

The total weight of all the bags of candy was 400 ounces.

So,

x= 15

The number of bags of lemon drops are 15

The number of bags of beans =x+5 =15+5=20

Hence a system of equations that allows you to solve for how many bags of each candy Oscar bought isand The number of bags of lemon drops and number of bags of beans are 15 and 20 respectively