SOLUTION: A merchant blends tea that sells for \$5.00 a pound with tea that sells for \$2.50 a pound to produce 50 lb of a mixture that sells for \$3.00 a pound. How many pounds of each type of

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Mixture Word Problems Question 406743: A merchant blends tea that sells for \$5.00 a pound with tea that sells for \$2.50 a pound to produce 50 lb of a mixture that sells for \$3.00 a pound. How many pounds of each type of tea does the merchant use in the blend? Answer by ewatrrr(22107)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! ``` Hi produce 50 lb of a mixture Let x and (50-x)represent the amount of the 5\$ and \$2.50 mixtures respectively Question states*** Mixing 5x + 2.50(50-x) =3*50 Solving for x 2.50x = .50*50 x = .50*50/2.50 x = 10lb, the amount of the \$5/lb tea. 40lb of \$2.50/lb tea. CHECKING our Answer*** 50 + 100 = 150 ```