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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.??
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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

Third, we know 100# - 70# peanuts = 30# of almonds

Last, $270 cost of almonds divided by 30# of almonds = $9.00 per pound for almonds
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