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The Nutty Professor sells cashews for $6.75 per pound and Brazil nuts for $5.00 per pound. How much of each type should be used to make a 50-lb mixture that sells for $5.70 per pound?

c = lbs of cashews
b = lbs of brazil nuts

Are these the right equations?

b + c = 50

6.75b + 5c = 5.70

<3 Valeria <3

  • Algebra -

    You are so close, or maybe it was just a typo.

    Your last equation should have been

    6.75b + 5c = 5.70(50)

    when you solve, you should get b=20, c=30

  • Algebra -

    Oh... thanks! Now I see why I got a past equation wrong.

    Thanks for the help!

    <3 Valeria <3

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