# How many pounds of nuts did Jena use in the case below?Jena mixed 8 lb of raisins that cost 2.50 per lb with nuts that cost 3.75 per lb to obtain a mixture that costs 3.35 per lb.

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Jena mixed 8 lb of raisins that cost 2.50 per lb with nuts that cost 3.75 per lb to obtain a mixture that costs 3.35 per lb.

Let the number of pounds of nuts used by Jena be X. As the cost of the final mixture is 3.35 per lb, the cost of the mixture is 3.35*(X + 8)

3.35*(X + 8) = 2.5*8 + X*3.75

=> X*(3.75 - 3.35) = 26.8 - 20

=> X = 6.8/0.4

=> X = 17

**Jena used 17 pounds of nuts to make the mixture.**

Let the weight of nuts mixed with 8 pounds of raisin be x, to make and 8+x punds of mixture

then total cost of mixture = 2.50*8+3.75x = 3.35*(8+x)

=> 20+3.75x = 26.80+3.35x

=> 3.75x-3.35x = 26.8-20

=> 0.40x = 6.8

=> x = 6.8/0.40 = 17 pounds

**She used 17 pounds of nuts** to get the cost of 3.35 per pound.