Math Word Problem
posted by Betty on .
Tristen mixes nuts that cost $2.00 per pond with nuts that cost $4.00 per pound. He buys triple as much of the $2.00 per pound nut than he buys of the $4.00 per pound nut. If he spent a total of $32.00, how many pounds of the $2.00 per pound nut did he buy?
Let x = the amount of $2/lb nuts
Let y = the amount of the $4/lb nuts
He buys triple of x amount so
3y = x
This is similar to the first problem you posted. We need to know the value:
Our second equation is 2x+ 4y = 32
You can complete this one just like the previous one that you posted.