A store sells cashews for $6.00 per pound and peanuts for $2.50 per pound. The manager decides to mix 20 pounds of peanuts with cashews and sell the mixture for $4.00 per pound . How many pounds of cashews should be mixed with the peanuts so that the mixture will produce the same revenue as would selling the nuts separately?
Hey Kevin -- the cashew-peanut spread is $3.50 ... we want to land 15/35ths thru that gap
to $4 ... the 35ths are split 20:15 ==> 15lb of cashews: 20lb peanuts mix ... Regards :)