# SOLUTION: Peanuts cost \$0.80 a pound, cashews \$1.50 a pound, anf alnuts \$1.50 a pound. A store clerk needs to make 6 pound of mixed nuts using these three types so the cost is \$6.90. If she

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 Question 398858: Peanuts cost \$0.80 a pound, cashews \$1.50 a pound, anf alnuts \$1.50 a pound. A store clerk needs to make 6 pound of mixed nuts using these three types so the cost is \$6.90. If she wants to use 3 times as much peanuts as cashews, find how much of each type she should use. Answer by checkley79(3056)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!.80P+1.50C+1.50A=6*6.90 P=3C A=C .80(3C)+1.50C+1.50C=41.40 2.4C+3C=41.40 5.4C=41.40 C=41.40/5.4 C=7.67 POUNDS OF CASHEWS & ALNUTS. P=3*7.67=23 POUNDS OF PEANUTS. PROOF: .80*23+1.5*7.67+1.5*7.67=6*6.90 18.40+11.5+11.5=41.40 41.40=41.40