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    i need help witht the following problem-

    A merchant mixed 10 lb of cinnamon tea with 5 lb of spice tea. The 15-pound mixture cost


    $40. A second mixture included 12 lb of the cinnamon tea and 8 lb of the spice tea. The 20-
    pound mixture cost $54. Find the cost per pound of the cinnamon tea and of the spice tea.

    thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GriceldaM View Post
    i need help witht the following problem-

    A merchant mixed 10 lb of cinnamon tea with 5 lb of spice tea. The 15-pound mixture cost


    $40. A second mixture included 12 lb of the cinnamon tea and 8 lb of the spice tea. The 20-
    pound mixture cost $54. Find the cost per pound of the cinnamon tea and of the spice tea.

    thanks!
    Let cinnamon tea be x and spice tea be y@

    10x + 5y = 40 which simplifies to 2x+y=8

    12x + 8y = 54 which simplifies to 6+4y = 27

    which can then be solved easily enough enough
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    woohoo! thanks so much!
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