Chocolates costing $8 per pound are to be mixed with chocolates costing$3 per pound to make a 20 pound mixture. If the mixture is to sell for $5 per pound, how many pounds of each chocolate should be used? 1 Answer Apr 16, 2018 Follow explanation Explanation: ($8timesx) + ($3times(20-x)) =$5times20

$8 x + 60 - 3 x = 100$

$5 x = 100 - 60$

$5 x = 40$

$x = \frac{40}{5} = 8$

Use 8 pounds of $8 per pound chocolate and 12 pounds of$3 per pound of chocolate. Final mix (20 pounds) price is \$5 per pound.