Rebecca P.

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850 Douglas fir and ponderosa pine trees in forest boughtpaid an average of $300 for each D fir and $225 for each P pine. (Full prob in description)

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There are 850 Douglas fir and Ponderosa Pine trees in a section of forest bought by Sawz Logging Co. The company paid $300 for each Douglas Fir and $225 for each Ponderosa Pine. If they paid $217,500 for the whole stand, how many of each type of tree did they buy?

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Andrew M. answered • 10/09/15

Mathematics - Algebra a Specialty / F.I.T. Grad - B.S. w/Honors

Rebecca P.

My apologies, it is my mistake.  The total amount is 217,500 not 217,000.  Maybe this will help with the answer.
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Rebecca P.

Thank you for your help, I was able to find out P = 500
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Andrew M.

You're very welcome.  Glad I could be of assistance.
 
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