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How do I solve this?
A mixture of nuts has a ratio of 5 parts peanuts to 3 parts cashews. How many ounces of cashews are in a 24 oz mixture?
I am thinking 9 oz., but how do you write a problem to solve this

  • math - ,

    Use a proportion. Cross multiply and solve for x.

    3/8 = x/24

    8x = 72

    x = 9

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