A store owner want to develop a new snack mix by mixing chocolate and trail mix. How many pounds of chocolate costing $8.60 per pound should be mixed with trail mix costing $3.00 per pound to create a 27 pound mixture worth $5.90 per pound.

Kallie Fritz 2022-09-24 Answered
A store owner want to develop a new snack mix by mixing chocolate and trail mix. How many pounds of chocolate costing $8.60 per pound should be mixed with trail mix costing $3.00 per pound to create a 27 pound mixture worth $5.90 per pound.
You can still ask an expert for help

Expert Community at Your Service

  • Live experts 24/7
  • Questions are typically answered in as fast as 30 minutes
  • Personalized clear answers
Learn more

Solve your problem for the price of one coffee

  • Available 24/7
  • Math expert for every subject
  • Pay only if we can solve it
Ask Question

Answers (1)

Phoenix Morse
Answered 2022-09-25 Author has 10 answers
let nequired chocolate x pounds
now, x + y = 27
And 8.6 x + 3 y = 5.9 ( x + y ) 8.6 x + 3 ( 27 x ) = 5.9 ( x + 27 x ) 8.6 x 3 x + 81 = 159.3 5.6 x = 159.3 81 x = 78.3 5.6 x = 13.98 x = 14 y = 13
so needs 14 pounds chocolate
13 pounds trail
Did you like this example?
Subscribe for all access

Expert Community at Your Service

  • Live experts 24/7
  • Questions are typically answered in as fast as 30 minutes
  • Personalized clear answers
Learn more

You might be interested in