1. A coffee merchant has coffee beans that sell for $9 per pound and $12 per pound. The two types are to be mixed to create 100 lb of a mixture that will sell for $11.25 per pound. How much of each type of bean should be used in the mixture?
2. In a town election, the winning candidate had 220 more votes than the loser. If 810 votes were cast in all, how many votes did each candidate receive?
3. A small firm produces both AM and AM/FM car radios. The AM radios take 15 h to produce, and the AM/FM radios take 20 h. The number of production hours is limited to 300 h per week. The plant's capacity is limited to a total of 18 radios per
week, and existing orders require that at least 4 AM radios and at least 3 AM/FM radios be produced per week. Write a system of inequalities representing this situation. Then, draw a graph of the feasible region given these conditions, in which x
is the number of AM radios and y the number of AM/FM radios.
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