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A merchant blends tea that sells for $4.40 a pound with tea that sells for $2.30 a pound to produce 120 lb of a mixture that sells for $3.00 a pound. How many pounds of each type of tea does the merchant use in the blend?

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  1. If there are x lbs of 4.40 tea, then the rest (120-x) is 2.30

    So, we need

    4.40x + 2.30(120-x) = 3.00(120)
    Now just solve for x.

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