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anonymous
 5 years ago
A 50pound bag of feed is a mixture of two brands. Brand A costs $2.00 per pound and Brand B costs $1.00 per pound. The mixture is worth $1.34 per pound. How many pounds of each brand are in the mixture?
anonymous
 5 years ago
A 50pound bag of feed is a mixture of two brands. Brand A costs $2.00 per pound and Brand B costs $1.00 per pound. The mixture is worth $1.34 per pound. How many pounds of each brand are in the mixture?

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you have to make the equations first

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0a+b = 50 a(2) + b(1) = 50(1.34)

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.02a + (50a) = 50(1.34) a + 50 = 50(1.34) a = 50(1.34)  50

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0a = 50(1.341) a = 50(.34)

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yep...a = 17 b = 5017 b = 33..... yep :)

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0kecky; does that make sense?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yep i also got the same answer

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0good :) youre a smart cookie :)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0can you do this step by step

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what do we know? we know that "a" and "b" equal 50 pounds: a + b = 50 we should solve for one of these... i choose "b" You can use x and y if its easier for you; its just calling it a different name.

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0lets use x and y: x + y = 50 ... now solve for "y" {or x, your choice}

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0good: now we also know that the 50 pounds bag costs 1.34 for "each pound". we know that either x or y at this point have a price "for each pound" right?

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0lets apply that knowledge: x(2.00) means whatever x is, the price will be 2 dollars for every "x" pounds...makes sense? x(2) + y(1) = 50(1.34) Does this make sense to you? and if not, let me know....

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0is it just like 2x+1y=50(1.34)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i think amistre is true...

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0that is exactly correct; now we substitute; or use the "value" we found for "y" in this equation to solve: remember y=x+50 can you plug that into the equation for me?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0x y or a b is just a matter of notations, you're free to use what you want

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes 2x+1(x+50)=1.34(50)

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0very good "ochin hoorahshow"!! :) do you know how to solve for "x" with this equation now?

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so far so good.... whats next?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0put to the xs and take 5067

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0lets try that "one step" at a time, so that we get it right and dont trip over anything ok? which one do you want to do first...doesnt matter, pick your favorite.

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0good; so 2x  1x = 1x right? we know have: x + 50 = 67 whats next?

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0terrific!! now that we know for sure the value of "x"; it equals 17. we can figure out our first equation: x + y = 50 How do we know what value y is now?

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0exactly.... good job :) does it make better sense now? to double check our work; we can use these x and y values in the other equation we came up with: x(2) + y(1) = 50(1.34) 17(2) + 33(1) = 67 34 + 33 = 67 67 = 67 ... it checks out great :)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@amistre64 are you a teacher? you explained the solution very well

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes it does thank you!

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dind; nah, just old and senile :)
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