Math
posted by Anonymous .
A manager bought 12 pounds of peanuts for $30. He wants to mix $5 per pound cashews with the peanuts to get a batch of mixed nuts that is worth $4 per pound. How many pounds of cashews are made?

look at the value of the nuts separately and together:
30 + 5(x) = 4(12+x)
30 + 5x = 48 + 4x
x = 18
Respond to this Question
Similar Questions

finitemath
a store sells cashews for $5.00 per pound and peanuts for $1.50 per pound. the manager decides to mix 30 pounds of peanuts with some cashews and sell the mixture for $3.00 per pound. how many pounds of cashews should be mixed with … 
Math Word Problem
Cashews sell for $4.00 per pound and peanuts for $1.50 per pound. The peanuts didn't sell well, so in order to sell 60 lbs of peanuts the manager decided to mix 60 lbs of peanuts w/ cashews and sell the mixture for $2.50 per pound. … 
Math
Peanuts sell for $3.00 per pound. Cashews sell for $6.00 per pound. How many pounds of cashews should be mixed with 12 pounds of peanuts to obtain a mixture that sells for $4.20 per pound? 
college algebra
A store sells cashews for $5.00 per pound and peanuts for $1.50 per pound. The manager decides to mix 30 pounds of peanuts with some cashews and sell the mixture for $3.00 per pound. How many pounds of cashews should be mixed with … 
Algebra
Sarah mixes cashews that cost $9.00 per pound with 50 lb of peanuts that cost $5.00 per pound. How many pounds of cashews should she mix to make a nut mixture that cost $6.50 per pound? 
math
A nut wholesalersells a mix of peanuts and cashews. He charges $2.80 per pound for peanuts and $5.30 per pound for cashews. If the mix of peanuts and cashwes is to sellfor $3.30 pre pount, how many pound each of the peanuts and cashews … 
Trigonometry
Peanuts cost $3 per pound, almonds $4 per pound, and cashews $8 per pound. How many pounds of each should be mixed to produce 140 pounds of a nut assortment that cost $6 per pound, in which there are twice as many peanuts as almonds? 
college algebra
a candy company has 130 pounds of cashews and 170 pounds of peanuts which they combine into different mixes good luck stats has half cash and half peanuts and sells for $7 a pound become a mix has one third cashews and two thirds peanuts … 
algebra
a candy company has 130 pounds of cashews and 170 pounds of peanuts which they combine into different mixes the deluxe has half cashews and half peanuts and sells for $7 a pound the economy mix has one third cashews and two thirds … 
Algebra
If x pounds of cashews valued at $6.00 per pound are to be mixed with y pounds of peanuts valued at $4.00 per pound to obtain a 40 pound cashewpeanut mixture. Find x and y so that when the mix is sold for $4.75 per pound, the same …