Republican31
  • Republican31
I need help setting up the problem for Cashews cost $4 per pound and peanuts cost $1 per pound. How many pounds of peanuts should be used with the cashews to get a mixture of 24 pounds that will cost $2 per pound?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
1x + 4(24-x) = 2(24) x + 96 - 4x = 48 x - 4x = 48 - 96 -3x = -48 x = 48/3 x = 16 lb
anonymous
  • anonymous
Or x + 4(24-x) = 48 (cost of mix) 3x = 48 -> x = 16 ?
Republican31
  • Republican31
Thank you! Sorry I actually ended up figuring it out on my own forgetting that I posted this here. It went the same way as your first answer! Thank you!

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