# A merchant has 5 pounds of mixed nuts that cost $30. He wants to add peanuts that cost $1.50 per pound and cashews that cost $4.50 per pound to obtain 50 pounds of a mixture that costs $2.90 per pound. How many pounds of peanuts are needed?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 29, 2015

The merchant needs

#### Explanation:

Be

If the mixture is to cost