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Wild rice sells for $6 pound, and plain rice sells for $1 per pound. A grocer wants 10 pounds if the mixture to sell for $2 per pound. How much of each type should he used?

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    wild rice needed --- x lbs
    plain rice needed -- 10-x lbs

    6x + 1(10-x) = 2(10)
    6x + 10-x = 20
    5x = 10
    x = 2

    he needs 2 lbs of wild rice and 8 lbs of plain rice

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