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# Sara purchased a number of almonds and peanuts. Each almond costs \$

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23 Dec 2018, 22:46
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Sara purchased a number of almonds and peanuts. Each almond costs \$0.25, and each peanut costs \$0.15. If the total spent on just almonds and peanuts is \$4.35, then what could be the number of almonds purchased?

a. 5
b. 8
c. 10
d. 15
e. 20
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24 Dec 2018, 05:37
0.25A+0.15P=4.35 These numbers are hard to work with. Simplify

5A+3P=87
P=(87-5A)/3

Then substitute the answer choices. We need P to be a positive integer.
a. 5 (87-25)/3 (x)
b. 8 (87-40)/3 (x)
c. 10 (87-50)/3 (x)
d. 15 (87-75)/3 (o)
e. 20 (87-100)/3 (x)

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