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Unformatted text preview: dogwood tree is 25% and the proﬁt on a red maple is 17%. The proﬁt for the entire stock is 20%. How much was invested in each type of tree? Deﬁne your variables clearly, set up an equation, and solve. Give your answer using a complete sentence. x = dollars invested in dogwood trees 20 , 000x = dollars invested in red maple trees . 25 x + . 17(20 , 000x ) = . 20(20 , 000) . 25 x + 3400. 17 x = 4000 . 08 x = 600 x = 7500 The nursery invested $7500 in dogwood trees and $12,500 in red maple trees....
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 Spring '08
 Thomas
 Math, Completing The Square, Pythagorean Theorem, Quadratic equation, Hypotenuse, triangle, $12,500, red maple trees

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