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PeanutPecan Problem
Peanuts sell at $5/kg and pecans sell at $20/kg. Marika wants to make 30kg of a mixture of peanuts and pecans that will s ell at $10/kg/ How many kilograms of peanuts and pecans should she use?
Help plz. Plz explain how you got the answer.
Let x = kg peanuts
y = kg pecans
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equation 1. x + y = 30
equation 2. $5x + $20y =$10*30
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Solve the two equations for x and y. Post your work if you get stuck and need further assistance.
I don't get it why did you need help for that easy pesey problem?
evryone is at different stages, what is easy for you is new to others

Math Help plz!!! Really need help. 
Shylisa,
>Let x represent the mass of peanuts
>Mass of pecans:30x
>The Value of peauts:5x
>Value of pecans:20(30x)
Equation: 5x + 20 (30x)= 10(30)
*Please note a number before the bracket means tp multiply*
5x + 600 x  20 = 300
>move + 600 to the other side of the equal sign, it becomes a negative  600.
> x20 just make it a 20x
5x  20x = 300  600
15x = 300
>So negative 15 equals negative 300
>Next divide 15x by 15 and 300 by 15
15x = 300
 
15 15
x = 20 Kg (the mass of peanuts)
> Mass of pecans: 30  x whitch is 30  20 = 10kg