# SOLUTION: Natalie mixed 11 oz. of peanuts with 9 oz. of mixed nuts containing 60% peanuts. Peanuts are what percent of the new mixture? What do x and y represent?

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 Question 539577: Natalie mixed 11 oz. of peanuts with 9 oz. of mixed nuts containing 60% peanuts. Peanuts are what percent of the new mixture? What do x and y represent?Found 2 solutions by stanbon, mananth:Answer by stanbon(57290)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Natalie mixed 11 oz. of peanuts with 9 oz. of mixed nuts containing 60% peanuts. Peanuts are what percent of the new mixture? ----- peanuts + peanuts = peanuts 11 + 0.60*9 = x(11+9) 11 + 5.4 = 20x 16.4 = 20x x = 0.82 or 82% (percent of peanuts in the final mixture) ====================== Cheers, Stan H. ============= Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! --------percent ---------------- quantity peanuts 100 ---------------- 11 Oz mixed nuts 60 ---------------- x Oz Mixture 90 ---------------- 11 + x Oz 100*11+ 60x=90(11+x) 1100 +60x =990 +90x 60x+ -90x = 990- -1100 -30 x = -110 / -30 x = 3.67 3.67 Oz of mixed nuts Peanuts = (11-3.67)= 7.33 Oz Percentage of peanuts = ((7.33)/(14.67)) * 100 = 49.97