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# A store sells cashews for \$6.00 per pound. and peanuts for \$2.50 per pound...

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?

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Brad M. | STEM Specialist plus Business, Accounting, Investment & EditingSTEM Specialist plus Business, Accountin...
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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 :)
Parviz F. | Mathematics professor at Community CollegesMathematics professor at Community Colle...
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X - Amount of Cashew mixed
20 - amount of peanuts mixed

X ( \$6.00) + ( 20) ) \$2.50 = ( X +20) \$4 .00

X ( 6)  + 50 =4X + 80

2X = 30

X = 15