# Math

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This is the question given:
"Peanuts sell for \$5/kg and cashews for \$20/kg. Mary wants to sell a mixture of peanuts and cashews for \$12/kg. How many kilograms of peanuts and cashews would Mary have to mix in order to make 30kg of the \$12/kg mixture?"

This is an algebra question and I need to use "proper format" any suggestions?

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My suggestion is to solve these two equations in two unknowns:

C + P = 30
5P + 20 C = 12*30 = 360
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Here's how to solve. Multiply first equation by 5.

5P + 5C = 150

Subtract last equation fron second equation.

15C = 210
C = 14 kg
P = 30 - 14 = 16 kg

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