In this lesson, we learn how to solve a value mixture problem by mixing popcorn costing $.80 per pound with caramel costing $2.40 per pound to create a mixture that costs $1.40 per pound. We set up an equation to find out how many pounds of caramel should be added to the mixture and after solving it, we find that we need three pounds of caramel. We also learn how to check our answer by comparing the cost of buying the ingredients separately to the cost of buying the mixture.
Mixture Problem solved on this video: A special treat is made by mixing 5 pounds of popcorn costing $.80 a pound with caramel costing $2.40 a pound. How many pounds of caramel are needed to make a mixture that costs $1.40 a pound?
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