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A farmer wants to mix two types of hay. the first type sells for $125 per ton and the second type sells for $75 per ton. the farmer wants a total of 100 tons of hay at a cost of $90 per ton. How many tons of each type of hay should be used in the mixture?

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A farmer wants to mix two types of hay. the first type sells for $125 per ton and the second type sells for $75 per ton. the farmer wants a total of 100 tons of hay at a cost of $90 per ton. How many tons of each type of hay should be used in the mixture?

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Step 1

Let he take x ton of first type.

Given total hay is 100 ton.

So second type is (100-x) ton

Step 2

first type sells for $125 per ton.

So, 1 ton sells for $125

x ton sells for $125x

Step 3

 second type sells for $75 per ton

1 ton sells for...

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