# SOLUTION: Could someone please help me with my algebra? Here is my question I'm not sure how to set it up either. Find the selling price per pound of a tea mixture made from 40lb of tea

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 Question 93664: Could someone please help me with my algebra? Here is my question I'm not sure how to set it up either. Find the selling price per pound of a tea mixture made from 40lb of tea costing \$5.40 per pound and 60lb of tea costing \$3.25 per pound. Thanks for your help.Answer by stanbon(57347)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Find the selling price per pound of a tea mixture made from 40lb of tea costing \$5.40 per pound and 60lb of tea costing \$3.25 per pound ------------- \$5.40 tea DATA: Amount = 40 lbs. ; Value = 5.40*40 = 216 dollars --------------- \$3.25 tea DATA: Amount = 60 lbs. ; Value = 3.25*60 = 195 dollars --------------- Mixture DATA at x dollars per pound Amount = 100 lbs ; value = 100x dollars =================== EQUATION: value + value = value 216 + 195 = 100x 411 = 100x x = \$4.11 per pound ========================== Cheers, Stan H.