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The vendor of a coffee cart mixes coffee beans that cost $8 per pound with coffee beans that cost $4 per pound. How many pounds of each sould be used to make a 60-pound blend that sells for $5.25 per pound?

$8 coffee __________
$4 coffee __________

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  1. Work with the total cost of each part of the mix. They have to add up the the final cost. So, if there are x lbs of $8 coffee, the rest (60-x) has to be the $4 coffee.

    8x + 4(60-x) = 5.25(60)
    x = 18.75

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