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matthew mixes pretzels that sell for $1.50 a pound with cereal that sells for $3.00 per pound. he wants to make 12 pounds of mixture to sell for $2.00 a pound. how many pounds of each should he use?

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amount of pretzels  x lbs
amount of cereal  12x lbs
1.5x + 3(12x) = 2(12)
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