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a merchant wants to stock the shelves with 100 Ibs. of a mixed nuts that cost $8.00 a Ibs. the merchant has cashews and peanuts. peanuts cost $6.00 a Ibs. and cashews cost $12.00 a Ibs. how many Ibs. of each should the merchant use in the mixture?

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    C=weight of cashews in lbs
    100-C = weight of peanuts (lbs)

    12C + 6(100-C) = 100*8
    6C = 800-600
    C=200/6=33.33lbs (approx.)
    Peanuts = 100-33.33=66.67 lbs (approx.)

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