Posted by **Valeria** on Friday, February 20, 2009 at 5:26pm.

The Nutty Professor sells cashews for $6.75 per pound and Brazil nuts for $5.00 per pound. How much of each type should be used to make a 50-lb mixture that sells for $5.70 per pound?

c = lbs of cashews

b = lbs of brazil nuts

Are these the right equations?

b + c = 50

6.75b + 5c = 5.70

Thanks,

<3 Valeria <3

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**Reiny**, Friday, February 20, 2009 at 6:55pm
You are so close, or maybe it was just a typo.

Your last equation should have been

6.75b + 5c = 5.70(50)

when you solve, you should get b=20, c=30

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**Valeria**, Friday, February 20, 2009 at 7:05pm
Oh... thanks! Now I see why I got a past equation wrong.

Thanks for the help!

<3 Valeria <3

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