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How many pounds of chamomile tea that costs $18.50 per pound must be mixed with 17 lb of orange tea that costs $12.25 per pound to make a mixture that costs $14.25 per pound?

 Apr 12, 2020
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Let         x  =  number of pounds of chamomile tea

            17  =  number of pounds of orange tea

      17 + x  =  total number of pounds

 

   18.50x + 12.25(17)  =  14.25(17 + x)

        18.50x + 208.25  =  242.25 + 14.25x

                         4.25x  =  34.00

                                x  =  8 pounds

 Apr 12, 2020

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