A grocer has two kinds of tea, one selling for 80 cents per pound and the other selling for 60 cents per pound. How many pounds of each kind must he use to make 50 pounds of tea that will sell for 74 cents per pound?
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Imagine what x is tea groccer selling for 80 cents per pound y is tea groccer selling for 60 cents per pound {80x+60y=50*74=3700 {x+y=50 //*60
{80x+60y=3700 - {60x+60y=3000
20x=700 x=35 y=50-35=15 Answer There is need to use 35 pounds of 80 cents tea and 15 pounds of the 60 cents tea.