mixture problem: A merchant blends tea that sells for $3.00

Megan*

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mixture problem: A merchant blends tea that sells for $3.00 a pound with tea that sells for $2.75 a pound to produce 80lb of a mixture that sells for $2.90 a pound. How many pounds of each type of tea does the merchant use in the blend?
 

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Re: mixture problem: A merchant blends tea that sells for $3

Megan* said:
mixture problem: A merchant blends tea that sells for $3.00 a pound with tea that sells for $2.75 a pound to produce 80lb of a mixture that sells for $2.90 a pound. How many pounds of each type of tea does the merchant use in the blend?
x pounds @ 3.00
(80-x) pounds @ 2.75
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80 pounds @ 2.90

[(3x + 2.75(80-x)] / 80 = 2.9

Finish it.
 
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