# SOLUTION: A customer has asked a caterer for 60lb of nuts, 60% of which are to be cashews. The caterer have available mixtures of 70% cashews and 45% cashews. How many pounds of each mixture

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 Question 25903: A customer has asked a caterer for 60lb of nuts, 60% of which are to be cashews. The caterer have available mixtures of 70% cashews and 45% cashews. How many pounds of each mixture should be used?Answer by Paul(988)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!70x+45(60-x)=60(60) 70x+2700-45x=3600 25x=900 x=36 60-36=24 Hence, for 70% there are 36Lb of nuts, and for 45% there are 24lb of nuts. Paul.