# Mrs. Smith buys three pounds of Jungle Jellies at $4.65 per pound and two pounds of Rainbow Ripple for a total bill of$20.95. How do you write and solve an equation to determine how much the Rainbow Ripple costs per pound?

Cost of Rainbow Ripple is $3.50 per pound. #### Explanation: Let cost of Rainbow Ripple per pound is $x
Then, $3 \cdot 4.65 + 2 \cdot x = 20.95$
$2 x = 20.95 - 3 \cdot 4.65 \mathmr{and} 2 x = 20.95 - 13.95$ or
2x= 7.0 :. x= 7.0/2= $3.50 Cost of Rainbow Ripple is $3.50 per pound [Ans]