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Answered By: Jeneen LaSee-Willemssen Last Updated: May 27, 2016 Views: 531
What do we know in this problem?
- What types of candy are involved and how much each of them costs.
- What is the total weight and the total cost.
- How much of each kind of candy were bought.
Let p be the amount of pretzels and g be the amount of gumdrops.
Since the bag weighs 1.8 pounds, we know that p + g = 1.8
Since it cost him $1.29 and we know the individual costs, we also know that .89p + .65g = 1.29
With those two equations you can use various techniques to solve the problem.
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