# Thread: Algebra 2 word problem

1. ## 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? THANK YOU! 2. Originally Posted by kelsikels 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?

THANK YOU!
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 $y$