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July 8th, 2018, 04:06 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Jul 2018 From: ND Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  Mixture problems
ok i am struggling with this mixture problem and cant figure it out via my book/notes/interwebs so im turning to you guys for help Dried bananas sell for \$0.80 per pound. Dried apricots sell for \$1.00 per pound. How many pounds of apricots should be mixed with 10 pounds of bananas to get a mixture that sells for \$.95 per pound? Last edited by greg1313; July 8th, 2018 at 04:22 PM. 
July 8th, 2018, 04:48 PM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,958 Thanks: 1146 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond 
$$\frac{\text{cost of mixture}}{\text{weight of mixture}}=\text{price per pound}$$ Let $x$ be the number of pounds of apricots needed. Then, $$\frac{8+x}{10+x}=0.95$$ Make sense? If so, can you finish? 
July 8th, 2018, 07:30 PM  #3 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,597 Thanks: 1038 
As Greg says: Code: 10 @ .80 x @ 1.00  x+10 @ .95 

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