# Algebra 1

Candy worth \$2.45 per pound is mixed with candy worth \$2.30 per pound.How much of each kind of candy must be used to have 30 pounds of a mixture worth \$2.35 per pound?

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1. X lbs @ \$2.45/lb.
(30-X)lbs @ \$2.30/lb.

2.45X + 2.30(30 - X) = \$2.35*30,
2.45X + 69 - 2.30X = 70.5,
0.15X = 70.5 - 69 = 1.5,
X = 10lbs. @ \$2.45/lb.

30 - X = 30 - 10 = 20lbs @ \$2.30/lb.

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