62707-8.6-23ES.docx - <TO-DETERMINE> To calculate The total quantity of dried-fruit mixture and Hawaiian macadamia used to make mixture 15 lb

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<TO-DETERMINE> To calculate: The total quantity of dried-fruit mixture and Hawaiian macadamia used to make 15 lb mixture. </TO-DETERMINE> <ANSWER> Solution: The total quantity of dried-fruit mixture and Hawaiian macadamia is 9 lb and 6 lb . </ANSWER> <EXPLANATION> Given information: Bree sells dried-fruit mixture of \$5.80 per pound and Hawaiian Macadamia of \$14.75 per pound. She wants to sell a 15-lb mixture of both for around \$9.38 per pound. Formula Used: Consider the cost of a product is equal to, Cost Weight In pounds Rate per pound In dollars Calculation: Consider the weight of dried-fruit as x and weight of Hawaiian Macadamia as y . Since, the total number of mixture is equals to 15 lb . Therefore, the first equation becomes, 15 x y …… (1) Or, by subtracting y from both sides of the equation 15 x y , express the weight of Hawaiian Macadamia in terms of dried-fruit:
15 15 15 x y x y y y x y
Now, find out the cost for both candies by using below table:

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• Fall '09
• Math, Mass, Maths, Kilogram, \$5.80, Equals sign, \$14.75, \$9.38

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