# SOLUTION: please help with this word problem. I need the equation to figure this out. thanks in advance. this website is great! Ellen wishes to mix candy worth \$1.90 per pound with candy

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Mixture Word Problems Question 21098: please help with this word problem. I need the equation to figure this out. thanks in advance. this website is great! Ellen wishes to mix candy worth \$1.90 per pound with candy worth \$3.50 per pound to form 32 pounds of a mixture worth \$2.80 per pound. How many pounds of the more expensive candy should she use? thanks again,Answer by Paul(988)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!1.9x+3.5(32-x)=2.80(32) 1.9x+112-3.5x=89.6 -1.6x=-22.4 x=14 32-14=18 Hence the solution for \$1.9 is 14 and for \$3.5 is 18