Beth and Sarah are selling candy for a school fundraiser. Customers can buy small boxes of candy and large boxes of candy. Beth sold 9...?

Beth and Sarah are selling candy for a school fundraiser. Customers can buy small boxes of candy and large boxes of candy. Beth sold 9 small boxes of candy and 10 large boxes of candy for a total of $173. Sarah sold 8 small boxes of candy and 5 large boxes of candy for a total of $111.

Using x for the number of small boxes of candy and y for the number of large boxes of candy, identify the two equations that represent the boxes of candy they are selling.

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     Beth and Sarah are selling candy for a school fundraiser. 

     Customers can buy small boxes of candy and large boxes of candy. 

     Beth sold 9 small boxes of candy and 10 large boxes of candy for a total of $173.     Sarah sold 8 small boxes of candy and 5 large boxes of candy for a total of $111. 

     Using x for the number of small boxes of candy  

     and y for the number of large boxes of candy,  

     Identify the two equations that represent the boxes of candy they are selling.  

          A     8x + 5y = 173  

          B    9x + 10y = 173          ✔  

          C   10x + 9y = 111  

          D     8x + 5y = 111            ✔

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