math
posted by Linda on .
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

Use a proportion. Cross multiply and solve for x.
3/8 = x/24
8x = 72
x = 9