Value Mixture Problem 2

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Mixture Problem solved on this video: A special treat is made by mixing 5 pounds of popcorn costing $.80 a pound with caramel costing $2.40 a pound. How many pounds of caramel are needed to make a mixture that costs $1.40 a pound?

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you write and solve an equation to solve a mixture problem in Algebra?
  • If a special treat is made by mixing 5 pounds of popcorn costing $0.80 per pound with caramel costing $2.40 per pound, how many pounds of caramel are needed to make a mixture that costs $1.40 per pound?
  • How can you draw a picture to help you solve a mixture problem?
  • How do you solve the equation 80(5) + 240x = 140(x + 5)?
  • How do you check to make sure that your solution to a mixture problem is correct?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video shows you the process of problem solving for a mixture problem in Algebra, drawing a picture of the situation, and writing out and solving an equation to solve the mixture problem. The explanation is very good and very complete.