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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

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"... 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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