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mskyeg

  • 2 years ago

A food store makes a 11–pound mixture of peanuts, almonds, and raisins. The cost of peanuts is $1.50 per pound, almonds cost $3.00 per pound, and raisins cost $1.50 per pound. The mixture calls for twice as many peanuts as almonds. The total cost of the mixture is $21.00. How much of each ingredient did the store use?

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  1. mskyeg
    • 2 years ago
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    Possible answers: 3 lbs peanuts, 6 lbs almonds, 2 lbs raisins 8 lbs peanuts, 1 lb almonds, 2 lbs raisins 6 lbs peanuts, 3 lbs almonds, 2 lbs raisins 8 lbs peanuts, 2 lbs almonds, 1 lb raisins

  2. HyperChemist
    • 2 years ago
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    In our school we had the exact same situation, ill give it a short try however, dont expect any explanations. btw I got it wrong. this is how I think I would solve it though.

  3. HyperChemist
    • 2 years ago
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    11x=p1.50+a3.00+r1.50,

  4. HyperChemist
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    21$=p1.50+a3.00+r1.50

  5. mskyeg
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    wait if u got it wrong how do u know it won't be wrong this time?

  6. HyperChemist
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    I dont im just trying.

  7. mskyeg
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    i appreciate it:)

  8. HyperChemist
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    21$=p1.50+a3.00+r1.50 11p, ,6,3,3

  9. HyperChemist
    • 2 years ago
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    whenver I try to multiply it, it gives me a bigger number, therefoe this means that the amound of almonds is smaller then the amount of raisins, therfore giving a bigger value, however I do not know how to find what value would make this work... I trie,d and thanks for wating...

  10. mskyeg
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    I really appreciate you taking the time to try and solve this so thanx:)

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