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how many pounds of each did he buy?

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let P be the weight of peanuts he bought. So the weight of Cashews is 10 - P.
 
3P + 7(10 - P) = 50
 
3P + 70 - 7P = 50
 
3P - 7P = 50 -70
 
-4P = -20
 
P = 5
 
So, Bill bought 5 pounds of peanuts and 5 pounds of cashew.
 

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