A nut wholesaler sells a mix of peanuts and cashews. The wholesaler charges $2.80 per pound for peanuts and $5.30 per pound for cashews. The mix is to sell for $3.30 per pound. How many pounds of peanuts and how many pounds of cashews should be used to make 100 pounds of the mix?

Yulia 2020-10-19 Answered
A nut wholesaler sells a mix of peanuts and cashews.
The wholesaler charges $2.80 per pound for peanuts and $5.30 per pound for cashews.
The mix is to sell for $3.30 per pound.
How many pounds of peanuts and how many pounds of cashews should be used to make 100 pounds of the mix?
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Answered 2020-10-20 Author has 96 answers

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2.8p+5.3c=330
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c=100p
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2.8p+5.3(100p)=330
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2.8+5305.3p=330
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2.5p+530=330
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2.5p=200
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p=80
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c=100(80)
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c=20
80 lbs of peanuts and 20 lbs of cashews

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