Posted by **Curt** on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 2:13pm.

A store mixes Brazilian coffee worth $10 per kilogram and Turkish coffee worth $12 per kilogram. The mixture is to sell for $11 per kilogram. Find out how much of each should be used to make a 216 kilogram mixture.

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 2:29pm
216 / 2 = ?

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**Steve**, Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 2:52pm
Ms. Sue is correct. Since $11 is halfway between $10 and $12, there is an equal amount of each coffee.

algebraically, consider the value of each component, and the total. If there are x kg of Brazilian coffee, then there are 216-x kg of Turkish.

10x + 12(216-x) = 11*216

x = 108

This method will also work if the price ratio were different.

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