Posted by **jr** on Monday, December 8, 2008 at 7:10pm.

the modern grocery has cashews that sell for $4.75 per lb. and peanuts that sell for $2.25 per lb. how much of each must the grocer mix to get a 100 lbs. of mixture that he can sell for $3.00 per lb.express the probrlem as a system of linear equations and solve using the method of your choice?

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**drwls**, Monday, December 8, 2008 at 7:34pm
Let C and P be the pounds of each in the mix

4.75 C + 2.25 P = 300 (dollars)

C + P = 100 (pounds)

You do the solving. Try substituting 100 - C for P in the first equation, and then solve for C

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