# SOLUTION: There are 850 Douglas fir and ponderosa pine trees in a section of forest bought by Sawz Logging Co. The company paid an average of \$300 for each Douglas fir and \$225 for each po

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Functions Question 63004: There are 850 Douglas fir and ponderosa pine trees in a section of forest bought by Sawz Logging Co. The company paid an average of \$300 for each Douglas fir and \$225 for each ponderosa pine. If the company paid \$217,500 for the trees, how many of each kind did the company buy?Answer by stanbon(57335)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!There are 850 Douglas fir and ponderosa pine trees in a section of forest bought by Sawz Logging Co. The company paid an average of \$300 for each Douglas fir and \$225 for each ponderosa pine. If the company paid \$217,500 for the trees, how many of each kind did the company buy? --------------- Let number of Douglas fir be "x"; Value of these is 300x dollars Number of Ponderosa trees is "850-x"; Value of these is 225(850-x)=191250-250x ----------- EQUATION: value + value = 217,500 300x+191250-250=217,500 50x=26250 x=525 (# of Doublas fir trees) 850-525=325 (# of Ponderosa pine trees) ---------- Cheers, Stan H.