  # The manager of a specialty food store combined almonds that cost \$6.50 per pound with wainuts that cast \$5.50 per pound. How many pounds of each were used to make a 100-pound mixture that osts \$5.87 per pound?

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The manager of a specialty food store combined almonds that cost \$6.50 per pound with wainuts that cast \$5.50 per pound. How many pounds of each were used to make a 100-pound mixture that osts \$5.87 per pound?

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Step 1

Given that the manger of specialty food store combined almond and walnut that costs \$6.50 and \$5.50 per pound respectively.

let the number of almond be x.

let the number of walnut by y.

Then according to the given condition:

Step 2

Multiply equation 1 by 5.50 subtract both the equation.

Step 3

Now substitute x=37 in equation 1 in order...

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