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Homework Help: Algebra Word Problem

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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