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anonymous
 5 years ago
Two types of coffee beans are to be mixed so that the blend will sell for $3 dollars per pound. One type of bean costs $2 per pound and the other costs $5 per pound. How much of each type is needed to prepare 110 fivepound cans of the coffee blend?
anonymous
 5 years ago
Two types of coffee beans are to be mixed so that the blend will sell for $3 dollars per pound. One type of bean costs $2 per pound and the other costs $5 per pound. How much of each type is needed to prepare 110 fivepound cans of the coffee blend?

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nowhereman
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Introduce variables for the unknown values and write down the given statements as mathematical equations. Then solve those equations.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Trying to work it out with a table. I have to formula cost*amount=total. But, I don't know what to do with the total for the mix... x*y or x+y?

nowhereman
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Just add the total cost for each compound to get the total for the blend and describe that with the $3 too, using that formula.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I don't think it works that way. If you add the cost you have 2x+5y=3. The given answer is 360 and 1/2. That can't be right.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well, one of the given answers. 366 2/3, 183 1/3

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0But I have no clue how to get that answer.

nowhereman
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No, I mean add the total cost. So you want 110*5*3 total.

nowhereman
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Also you need a second equation, which would come from the total weight.
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