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    Algebra 2 word problem

    1.) Ellen wishes to mix candy worth $1.92 per pound with candy worth $3.17 per pound to form 25 pounds of a mixture worth $2.67 per pound. How many pounds of the more expensice candy should she use?


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    Quote Originally Posted by kelsikels View Post
    1.) Ellen wishes to mix candy worth $1.92 per pound with candy worth $3.17 per pound to form 25 pounds of a mixture worth $2.67 per pound. How many pounds of the more expensice candy should she use?


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    let x = number of pounds of cheap candy

    y = number of pounds of expensive candy

    x+y = 25

    1.92x + 3.17y = 2.67(25)

    solve the system for y
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