Martin P. answered • 10/03/17

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C=5.5$/Lb

P=4.25$/Lb

Setting up the pound equation with price constraints.

5.5X + 4.25(40-X) = 40 * 4.60

Solving for X, X = 11.2 LBS

C= 11.2 LBS

P= 40 - 11.2 = 28.8 LBS

I would have preferred the question better if each answer came out to be a whole number. That wouldn't be hard to do.