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11-127.

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? Homework Help ✎

Write an expression for the total cost.

Write another expression for the total pounds.

Define your variable: *x* = the number of pounds of $8

cost: 8*x* + 10(6)

total pounds: *x* + 6

Use the hint and expressions above to write your equation and solve for *x*.