A candy maker wants to make a 60-pound mixture of two candies to sell for $\$2$ per pound. If black licorice bits sell for $\$1.90$ per pound and orange gumdrops sell for $\$2.20$ per pound, how many pounds of each should be used?

Guest Feb 8, 2021

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Total weight = 60 pounds.

Let W pounds be the weight of black licorice bits in the mixture.

Then the weight of orange gumdrops will be (60 - W) pounds.

Considering the price,

1.9W + 2.2(60 - W) = 2 * 60

132 - 0.3W = 120

0.3W = 12

W = 12/0.3 = 40

40 pounds of black licorice bits and 20 pounds of orange gumdrops should be used.

MaxWong Feb 8, 2021