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Posted by on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 9:41am.

A grocery store wants to make a mixture of nuts consisting of cashews and pecans. The cashews sell for $4 per pound while the pecans sell for $10 a pound. How many pounds of each nut must be mixed to produce a 6 pound mixture that sells for $8 per pound.

  • Math - , Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 10:53am

    total cost is

    4c + 10(6-c) = 8*6
    4c + 60 - 10c = 48
    6c = 12
    c = 2
    so p = 4

    Note that $8 is 2/3 of the way from $4 to $10, and so p is 2/3 of the final mix.

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