How many kilograms of mixture for Kenyan coffee and Venezuelan coffee?

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UnybYbir

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A store mixes Kenyan coffee worth $11 per kilogram and Venezuelan coffee worth $14 per kilogram.  The mixture sell for $13 per kilogram. Find how much each should be used to make a 312-kilogram mixture.

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Kenyan coffee cost =$11

Venezuela coffee cost=$14

Cost of combined=$13


Using Pearson square method parts of Venezuela coffee=13-11= 2parts

Parts of coffee of Kenya in the mix= 14-13=1 part

Total parts= 3

ratio of 1:2

Venezuela coffee will be= 2/3*312

                                        = 208kg

Kenyan coffee                 =1/3*312

                                         =104kg



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