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# Mixture and alligation.

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01 Jul 2017, 23:21
how many pounds of a nut mixture that is 3/10 cashews must be added to 20 pounds of another nut mixture that is 58 cashews in order to get a bag of nuts that is 25 cashews?

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02 Jul 2017, 01:37
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3/10X + 20*58 = 25(X+20)

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02 Jul 2017, 01:38
Since pounds is the unknown quantity we take it as X

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02 Jul 2017, 02:22
I think you r wrong.....the options are 20,40,45,50,60
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02 Jul 2017, 02:28
The question is wrong. It should be 5/ 8 cashews...where in you get the answer. 45

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02 Jul 2017, 02:28
If we take 58 cashews . the answer would be 11520

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02 Jul 2017, 06:06
Ok let take it as 5/8.......can you explain by alligation method
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# Mixture and alligation.

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