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birdseed costs .59 and seeds cost .89; angie wants to mix them to get 40 lbs and sell it at .76/lb. how many pounds of each will she use? show work.
 2 years ago
birdseed costs .59 and seeds cost .89; angie wants to mix them to get 40 lbs and sell it at .76/lb. how many pounds of each will she use? show work.

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ebydaqueen17
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1349426509260:dw this si whut i got...is it right?

Jnlucero
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.113 pounds birdseed and 27 pounds seeds.

ebydaqueen17
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no. thts not the answer....its supposed to be 17 1/3 lbs of birdseed and 22 2/3 lbs of sunflower seeds

ebydaqueen17
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but i dnt noe how they got tht

ebydaqueen17
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0or maybe my textbook has an error

Jnlucero
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1lets see. let x be the the weight in pounds of bird seeds. that makes the weight of sunflower seeds to be 40x. since total cost = price x amount, then \[0.59\left( x \right)+0.89\left( 40x \right)=0.76\left( 40 \right)\]\[59x+89(40x)=76(40)\]\[59x+3560 89x=3040\]\[30x=520\]\[x=\frac{ 52 }{ 3}=17\frac{ 1 }{ 3 }\]therefore, the weight of birdseeds must be 17 1/3 pounds while the weight of sunflower seeds is 4017 1/3 = 22 2/3 pounds. and sorry i misled....
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