# SOLUTION: I am trying to figure this out, but I don't know the right equation to use. Owners of a candy store want to sell a mix of raisins & nuts for \$6 per lb. Raisins usually sell for \$3l

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 Question 230407: I am trying to figure this out, but I don't know the right equation to use. Owners of a candy store want to sell a mix of raisins & nuts for \$6 per lb. Raisins usually sell for \$3lb., and nuts usually sell for \$8lb. They have a 50lb barrel of the raisins. How many lbs of nuts should they mix with raisins so that they hit their target value of \$6 per pound for the mixture? Thanks for your help!Answer by stanbon(57412)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Owners of a candy store want to sell a mix of raisins & nuts for \$6 per lb. Raisins usually sell for \$3lb., and nuts usually sell for \$8lb. They have a 50lb barrel of the raisins. How many lbs of nuts should they mix with raisins so that they hit their target value of \$6 per pound for the mixture? ------------------------------------------------------- Value Equation: value of raisins + value of nuts = value of the mixture 3(50) + 8x = 6(50+x) 150 + 9x = 300 + 6x 3x = 150 x = 50 lb (amt of nuts needed for the mixture) ======================================================= Cheers, Stan H.