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This question is just kicking my butt....any help would be appreciated!!

Dave Davidson is making a berry pie. To maintain the flavor, Dave wants there to be twice as many strawberries as blueberries. The remainder of the pie is filled with flavor-neutral stuffing. Dave also wants his pie to contain an exact amount of antioxidant. He previously computed that 15 ounces of antioxidant is ideal. A strawberry is 10% antioxidant, a blueberry 80%, and the stuffing 2%. It takes 50 ounces of berry and
stuffing to make the pie. How many ounces of strawberry, blueberry, and stuffing will it take to get the right mix in the pie?
 

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s=strawberries
b=blueberries
f=filling

s=2b
s+b+f=50
.1s+.8b+.02f=15
 
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