In solving word problems, understand what the problem asks for. This problem is asking for the maximum number of pounds of bratwurst that can be made. Okay.

Check now how many 1-lb bratwurst can be made from the available plain sausages.

Each pound of bratwurst requires 3/4 lb of plain sausage...

Okay.

And there are available 8 lbs of plain sausage.

So, 8 / (3/4) = 32/3 pieces of 1-lb bratwurst can be made.

How about from the garlic-flavored sausages?

Each pound of bratwurst requires 1/4 lb of garlic-flavored sausage...

There are available 10 lbs of garlic-flavored sausages.

So, 10 / (1/4) = 40 pieces of 1-lb bratwurst can be made. ....more than 32/3.

From those, it is shown that the plain sausage rules on how much 1-lb bratwurst can be made. Only 32/3 numbers of 1-lb bratwurst can be made.

Hence,

from plain sausage, (32/3)(3/4) = 32/4 = 8 lbs bratwurst

from garlic-flavored sausage, (32/3)(1/4) = 8/3 lbs bratwurst

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Total = 8 +8/3 = (10 and 2/3) lbs, maximum, of bratwurst can be made. -----answer.