Dog food selling for $0.50 per pound is to be mixed with a high protein blend selling for $1.50 per pound. How many pounds of the high protein blend are needed to produce a 50 pound mixture that sells for $1.25 per pound.

Guest Feb 27, 2020

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Let x be the lbs of the cheaper food

Then 50 - x = the lbs of themore expensive food

We can solve this

.50 x + 1.50 (50 - x) = 1.25 * 50

.50x + 75 - 1.50x = 62.5

-x + 75 = 62.5 subtract 75 from both sides

-x = -12.5 divide both sides by -1

x= 12.5

So....the lbs of the more expensive food used= 50 - 12.5 = 37.5

CPhill Feb 27, 2020