## anonymous 4 years ago A grocer mixes together some cashews costing 8 dollars per kilogram with some Brazil nuts costing 10 dollars per kilogram. The grocer sold 12 kg of the mixture for 8.50 per kilogram. How many kilograms of cashews were in the mixture the grocer sold?

1. anonymous

2. IsTim

That deserves a medal after we get the real answer.

3. anonymous

ok fine put x = amount of brazil nuts, $12 - x$ = amount of cashews total cost is therefore $10x+8(12-x)=12\times 8.5$ solve for x

4. IsTim

Hey, I can't give 2 medals to the same person bro.

5. anonymous

i get $x=3$ so three pounds of brazil nuts, and the rest cashews