Posted by **pj** on Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 1:00pm.

Peanuts are selling for $2 per pound, and cashews are selling for $5 per pound. How much of each type of nut would be needed to create 20lb. of a mixture that would sell for $2.75 pre puund?

Use the variables, p and c, to setup a system of equations. Solve.

p=numver of pounds of peanuts

c=numver of pounds of cashews

Could someone HELP ME PLEASE I'm LOST!!!

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**drwls**, Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 1:25pm
One equation would obviousy be

p + c = 20

The other equation would be based upon the total cost. 20 lb at 2.75/per lb should cost $55.

The same amount of money must equal the costs of the two ingredients, added together.

2 p + 5 c = 55.

Solve those two equations for the answer

Since 2p + 2c = 40,

3 c = 15

c = 5

p = 15

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