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A coffee house blended 18 pounds of espresso flavored coffee beans with 17 pounds of vanilla flavored coffee beans. The 35 pound mixture cost $306.50. A second mixture included 19 pounds of espresso flavored coffee beans and 15 pounds of vanilla flavored coffee beans. The 34 pound mixture cost $298.50. Find the cost per pound of the espresso and vanilla flavored coffee beans.

 Aug 14, 2020
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Let a pound of espresso = E

Let a pound of Vanilla    = V

 

18E + 17V =306.50..............(1)

19E + 15V =298.50..............(2)

 

Now, you have 2 simultaneous equations. Can you solve them?

 Aug 14, 2020

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