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Homework Help: Math Word Problem

Posted by Amy~ on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 11:09am.

Cashews sell for $4.00 per pound and peanuts for $1.50 per pound. The peanuts didn't sell well, so in order to sell 60 lbs of peanuts the manager decided to mix 60 lbs of peanuts w/ cashews and sell the mixture for $2.50 per pound. How many lbs cashews should be mixedto ensure no change in profit?

I thought the equation would be
4c + 1.50p = 2.50
c + 60p = 100 ?
or should I multiply 2.50(60)

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