# SOLUTION: A manager bought 12 pounds of peanuts for \$30. He wants to mix \$5 per pound cashews with the peanuts to get a batch of mixed nuts that is worth \$4 per pound. How many pounds of cas

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 Question 161171: A manager bought 12 pounds of peanuts for \$30. He wants to mix \$5 per pound cashews with the peanuts to get a batch of mixed nuts that is worth \$4 per pound. How many pounds of cashews are needed?Answer by checkley77(12569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!5X+12*2.5=4(12+X) 5X+30=48+4X 5X-4X=48-30 X=18 POUNDS OF CASHEWS IS NEEDED. PROOF: 5*18+30=4(12+18) 90+30=4*30 120=120