A merchant has 5 pounds of mixed nuts that cost $30.
He wants to add peanuts that cost $1.50 per pound and cashews that cost $4.50 per pound to obtain 50 pounds of a mixture that costs $2.90 per pound. How many pounds of peanuts are needed?
Let x be the pounds of peanuts needed. We have a total of 50 pounds of (cashew + peanuts.)
So the pounds of cashew = 50-x
One pound of peanuts ...
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