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A grocer purchased a 100-pound mixture of nuts for $515.The mixture contains 70 pounds of peanuts that cost$3.50 per pound.The remaining nuts in the mixture are almonds.What is the cost per pound of the almonds in the mixture.??

Answer $9.00 per pound for almonds Reason First, 70# x$3.50 = $245 of peanuts Second,$515 total cost - $245 of peanuts =$270 of almonds
Last, $270 cost of almonds divided by 30# of almonds =$9.00 per pound for almonds