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**NecroWinter** im not asking anyone to do the problem for me, just help me out get me on the right foot. im very bad with word problems.

heres the problem: ellen wishes to mix candy worth 1.80 per lb with candy worth 2.40 per lb to form 48 lbs of a mixture worth $2.00 per lb. how many lbs of the more expensive candy should she use?

if you can help me write out the problem and explain how you got it that way i should be fine solving the rest of the problem on my own.

thank you very much for any and all help