A coffee manufacturer wants to market a new brand of coffee that sells for $4.10 per pound by mixing two coffees that sell for $2.75 and $5.00 per pound, respectively. What amounts of each coffee should be blended to obtain the desired mixture?

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asked 2021-01-08
A coffee manufacturer wants to market a new brand of coffee that sells for $4.10 per pound by mixing two coffees that sell for $2.75 and $5.00 per pound, respectively. What amounts of each coffee should be blended to obtain the desired mixture?

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2021-01-09
Assume the total weight of the desired blend is 100 pounds. Then you would need 40% of the $2.75 coffee and 60% of the $5.00 coffee.
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