# Algebra Word Problem

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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!!!

• Algebra Word Problem -

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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