# Simultaneous Equations: merchant wants to mix $8/kg of tea w/$4/kg tea...

#### Ben.chesterman

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#### Subhotosh Khan

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A merchant wishes to mix $8/kg of tea with tea worths$4/kg to get a 80kg mixture worth $5/kg. How many kg of tea should be used? What are your thoughts? Please share your work with us ...even if you know it is wrong. If you are stuck at the beginning tell us and we'll start with the definitions. You need to read the rules of this forum. Please read the post titled "Read before Posting" at the following URL: http://www.freemathhelp.com/for #### stapel ##### Super Moderator Staff member A merchant wishes to mix$8/kg of tea with tea worths $4/kg to get a 80kg mixture worth$5/kg. How many kg of tea should be used?
To learn how to set up and solve "mixture" type exercises, try here. Once you have studied the lesson and learned the basic terms and techniques, please attempt the exercise. If you get stuck, please reply showing your work so far, starting with the variable you chose for the pricy tea, the expression (from "how much is left") you created for the cheap tea, and the table that you set up.

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