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Ariel bought several bags of caramel candy and taffy. the number of bags of taffy was 5 more than the number bags of candy. taffy bags weigh 8 oz each and caramel bags weigh 16 oz each.the total weight of the bags was 400 oz. how many bags of candy did she buy?

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  1. t = c + 5

    8 t + 16 c = 400
    =================

    8 t - 8 c = 40
    8 t + 16c = 400
    ----------------- subtract

    -8 c = -360

    c = 45 etc

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  2. 24 c = 360
    c = 15
    t = 20

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  3. Katie works at a coffee shop and as a babysitter. She worked twice as many hours babysitting than she did at the coffee shop last week. She earns \$8/hour at the coffee shop and \$10/hour babysitting and earned a total of $168 last week. How many hours did she work at each job?

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