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A merchant blends tea that sells for $4.75 a pound with tea that sells for $2.50 a pound to produce 110 lb of a mixture that sells for $3.85 a pound. How many pounds of each type of tea does the merchant use in the blend?

 Jul 8, 2020
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x = # of 4.75 tea         110-x = # of 2.50 tea

 

4.75 x    +  2.50 (110-x) = 3.85 (110)      solve for x ...the amount of 4.75 tea    then the amount of 2.50 tea is 110-x

 Jul 8, 2020

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