# SOLUTION: a merchant has coffee worth \$50 a pound that she wants to mix with 90 pounds of coffee worth \$80 a pound to get a mixture that can be sold for \$70 a pound. How many pounds of the \$

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Mixture Word Problems Question 473852: a merchant has coffee worth \$50 a pound that she wants to mix with 90 pounds of coffee worth \$80 a pound to get a mixture that can be sold for \$70 a pound. How many pounds of the \$50 coffee should be used?Answer by stanbon(57347)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!a merchant has coffee worth \$50 a pound that she wants to mix with 90 pounds of coffee worth \$80 a pound to get a mixture that can be sold for \$70 a pound. How many pounds of the \$50 coffee should be used?Equation: value + value = value 50x + 80*90 = 70(x+90) ----- 50x + 80*90 = 70x + 70*90 ---- 20x = 10*90 x = 45 lbs (amt. of \$50 coffee needed) =============================== Cheers, stan H.