# Math

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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?

• Math -

C*6+12*3=(C+12)4.20

• Math -

amount of cashews ---- x pounds
amount of peanuts ---- 12-x pounds

6x + 3(12-x) = 4.2(12)
6x + 36 - 3x = 50.4
3x = 14.4
x = 4.8

need 4.8 pounds of cashews and 7.2 pounds of peanuts

Proof:
6(4.8) + 3(7.2)
= 50.4

cost per pound = 50.4/12 = 4.2

• correction - Math -

Ignore my solution
Didn't read the question careful enough

go with bobpursley's solution

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