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    Word problem with %

    A tea that is 24% jasmine is blended with a tea that is 14% jasmine. How many pounds of the 24% jasmine tea are used to make 10 lbs of tea that is 17% jasmine?

    I am having trouble knowing how to turn this into an equation. I could solve it if it was an equation. How do I do this?

    I ended up with .24x + .14(10 - x) = ??? Do I need to include the 1.7 lbs of jasmine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdbmath View Post
    A tea that is 24% jasmine is blended with a tea that is 14% jasmine. How many pounds of the 24% jasmine tea are used to make 10 lbs of tea that is 17% jasmine?

    I am having trouble knowing how to turn this into an equation. I could solve it if it was an equation. How do I do this?

    I ended up with .24x + .14(10 - x) = ??? Do I need to include the 1.7 lbs of jasmine?
    Hi cdbmath,

    The concentration of jasmine in the final solution will be 17% of 10 pounds.

    .24x + .14(10 - x) = .17(10)
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