A grocer wants to mix nuts costing $5 per kg with nuts costing $8 per kg to make a 10 kg mixture selling for $6 per kg. How much of each type should be mixed?
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let E be weight of expensive nuts, C be cheaper nuts
E*8+C*5=10*6 value equation
E+C=10 mass equation
Solve it by any method, I will do determinants
Det: 85=3
E= (6050)/3=10/3 =3.33 lb
C= 8060 /3=20/3 =6.66 lb 👍
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