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12-46.

How much coffee costing $6 a pound should be mixed with 3 pounds of coffee costing $4 per pound to create a mixture costing $4.75 per pound? Homework Help ✎

Define your variables.

x = # of pounds of $6 coffee

Write an equation to represent the problem.Use formula

( cost per pound )( pounds ) = ( cost per pound )( pounds )

6x + 12 = 4.75( x + 3 )

Solve for x.