# SOLUTION: Casey has 15 pounds of cashews that sell for \$5.25 per pound. If peanuts sell for \$2.50 per pound, how many pounds of peanuts should he add to cashews to obtain a mixturethat will

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Mixture Word Problems Question 365798: Casey has 15 pounds of cashews that sell for \$5.25 per pound. If peanuts sell for \$2.50 per pound, how many pounds of peanuts should he add to cashews to obtain a mixturethat will sell for \$3.75 per pound?Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!15 pounds of cashews \$5.25 per pound. peanuts \$2.50 per pound, x pounds mixture \$3.75 per pound? x+15 pounds ... 15*5.25+2.50*x=3.75(x+15) 78.75+2.50x=3.75x+56.25 3.75x-2.50x=78.75-56.25 1.25x=12.50 x= 12.50/1.25 x= 10 pounds of peanuts ... m.ananth@hotmail.ca