# how do i translate the word problem into an equation?

*label*Algebra

*timer*Asked: Feb 5th, 2015

**Question description**

A grocer wants to mix two kinds of candy. One kind sells for

$1.30

per pound, and the other sells for

$2.40

per pound. He wants to mix a total of

19pounds and sell it for

$1.55

per pound. How many pounds of each kind should he use in the new mix? (Round off the answers to the nearest hundredth.)