Value Mixture Problem 1

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Lesson Description:

Explains the concept of a value mixture problem and works this problem: Two pounds of organic tea that costs $6.75 a pound is mixed with some generic tea that costs $3.25 a pound. How many pounds of the generic tea should be used to make a new tea mixture that costs $4.65 a pound?

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you write and solve an equation to solve a mixture problem in Algebra?
  • If two pounds of organic tea that costs $6.75 per pound is mixed with generic tea that costs $3.25 per pound, how many pounds of generic tea should be used to make a new tea mixture that costs $4.65 per pound?
  • How can you draw a picture to help you solve a mixture problem?
  • How do you solve the equation 675(2) + 325x = 465(x + 2)?
  • How do you check to make sure that your solution to a mixture problem is correct?
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    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson goes through a complete example problem for drawing a picture, writing an equation, and solving a mixture problem. All steps are shown and explained.