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Asked Oct 11, 2019
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A garden store sells Kentucky bluegrass seed for $6 per pound and ryegrass seed for $3 per pound. How much rye must be mixed with 140 pounds of bluegrass to obtain a blend that will sell for $5 per pound?

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Step 1

Given,

Price of bluegrass seed = $6/pound

Price of ryegrass seed = $3/pound

Price of mixture = $5/pound

Quantity of bluegrass = 140 pound

Let, quantity of ryegrass mixed = x pound

Step 2

We know th...

Total money spent on bluegrass + Total money spent on ryegrass
- Total money spent on the mixture of bluegrass and ryegrass
3> $6/роиnd x 140 роиnd + $3/роund x x роuпd
—D $5/роиnd x (140 + х) роипd
=> 8403x 700 5x
2х — 140
=>
70 роиnd
X=
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Total money spent on bluegrass + Total money spent on ryegrass - Total money spent on the mixture of bluegrass and ryegrass 3> $6/роиnd x 140 роиnd + $3/роund x x роuпd —D $5/роиnd x (140 + х) роипd => 8403x 700 5x 2х — 140 => 70 роиnd X=

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