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11-114.

How much candy costing $\8$ a pound should be mixed with $6$ pounds of candy costing $\10$ a pound to create a mixture costing $\8.50$ a pound?

Think: A total cost of $8.50$ a pound is $\frac{\text{total cost}}{\text{total pounds}}=8.50$.

Write an expression for the total cost.
Write another expression for the total pounds.

$x=$ the number of pounds of $\8$
cost: $8x+10(6)$
total pounds: $x+6$
Use the hint and expressions above to write your equation and solve for $x$.