SOLUTION: Three different types of candy that cost \$1.29, \$1.79, and \$2.39 per pound are to be mixed to produce 14 pounds of candy worth \$23.86. If there is to be twice as much of the \$1.

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 Question 553985: Three different types of candy that cost \$1.29, \$1.79, and \$2.39 per pound are to be mixed to produce 14 pounds of candy worth \$23.86. If there is to be twice as much of the \$1.29 candy as the \$2.39 candy, how much of each type should be mixed together?Answer by lwsshak3(6460)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Three different types of candy that cost \$1.29, \$1.79, and \$2.39 per pound are to be mixed to produce 14 pounds of candy worth \$23.86. If there is to be twice as much of the \$1.29 candy as the \$2.39 candy, how much of each type should be mixed together? ** let x=pounds of 2.39 candy 2x=pounds of 1.29 candy 14-3x=pounds of 1.79 candy .. 2.39x+1.29*2x+1.79(14-3x)=23.86 2.39x+2.58x+25.06-5.37x=23.86 2.39x+2.58x+25.06-5.37x=23.86 .4x=1.2 x=3 2x=6 14-9=5 Pounds to be mixed: \$2.39 candy: 3 pounds \$1.29 candy: 6 pounds \$1.79 candy: 5 pounds