A coffee distributor needs to mix a(n) Kenya coffee blend that normally sells for $11.60 per pound with a Queen City coffee blend that normally sells for $14.30 per pound to create 70 pounds of a coffee that can sell for $13.91 per pound. How many pounds of each kind of coffee should they mix?

A) Write an equation using the information as it is given above that can be solved to answer the question. Use x as your variable to represent the quantity of Kenya coffee blend.

Equation:

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11.6x + 14.3(70 - x) = 973.7

11.6x + 1001 - 14.3x = 973.7

- 2.7 x = 973.7 - 1001

-2.7x = -27.3 ---> x = 10 lb of Kenya coffee blend and 60 lb of Queen City coffee blend

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