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Posted by **Emily** on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 5:26pm.

"Peanuts sell for $5/kg and cashews for $20/kg. Mary wants to sell a mixture of peanuts and cashews for $12/kg. How many kilograms of peanuts and cashews would Mary have to mix in order to make 30kg of the $12/kg mixture?"

This is an algebra question and I need to use "proper format" any suggestions?

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**drwls**, Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 6:25pmMy suggestion is to solve these two equations in two unknowns:

C + P = 30

5P + 20 C = 12*30 = 360

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Here's how to solve. Multiply first equation by 5.

5P + 5C = 150

Subtract last equation fron second equation.

15C = 210

C = 14 kg

P = 30 - 14 = 16 kg

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