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snookers lumber can convert logs into either lumber of plywood. in a given day, the mill turns out three times as many units of plywood as lumber. it makes a profit of $20 on a unit of lumber and $50 on a unit of plywood. how many of each unit must be produced and sold in order to make a profit of $17170?


snookers lumber must produce and sell ?
___ units of lumber

and

___ units of plywood to make a profit of $17170

  • algebra 1 -

    "... the mill turns out three times as many units of plywood as lumber"

    If L stands for the units of lumber, then 3L is the number of units of plywood.

    "it makes a profit of $20 on a unit of lumber and $50 on a unit of plywood"

    $20*L is the profit on lumber, and
    $50*(3L) is the profit on plywood.

    Total profit = $17170 = $20*L + $50*(3L)
    Solve for L.

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    http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1246350411
    for more explanation.

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