# SOLUTION: I know these general prices: pulpwood is \$7.00 per ton C/S is \$12.00 per ton and sawtimber is \$29.00 per ton. This ratio between prices should be maintained for the solution. I ha

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 Click here to see ALL problems on expressions Question 175578: I know these general prices: pulpwood is \$7.00 per ton C/S is \$12.00 per ton and sawtimber is \$29.00 per ton. This ratio between prices should be maintained for the solution. I have determined that one acre of land has 20 tons of pulpwood 60 tons of C/S and 30 tons of sawtimber. I have sold the wood to someone who paid me a lump sum of \$12,000..00. How much was paid for each unit of wood; pulpwood=?per ton, C/S =?per ton, and sawtimber = ? per ton. The answers should if possible result in the same ratio between prices as the beginning statement. I would also like to know how to solve this problem so that I can plug in the correct varriables. Thanks,Answer by stanbon(57377)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!I know these general prices: pulpwood is \$7.00 per ton C/S is \$12.00 per ton and sawtimber is \$29.00 per ton. This ratio between prices should be maintained for the solution. I have determined that one acre of land has 20 tons of pulpwood 60 tons of C/S and 30 tons of sawtimber. I have sold the wood to someone who paid me a lump sum of \$12,000.00. How much was paid for each unit of wood? ---------------- Ratio Equation: 7x + 12x + 29x = 12000 48x = 12000 x = 250 ------------ 7x = 175 (amount to spend for pulpwood) 12x= 3000 (amount to spend for C/S) 29x = 7250 (amount to spend for sawtimber) --------------------------------------- Unit amount paid for pulpwood: 175/20 = \$8.75 per ton Unit amount paid for C/S: 3000/60 = \$50 per ton Unit amount paid for sawtimber: 250/30 = \$8.33 per ton ================== Cheers, Stan H. ==================