G ginamv New member Joined Apr 10, 2006 Messages 6 Apr 10, 2006 #1 I am a mom trying to help my son with his last problem of the night! We can't even figure out how to do this one! Here it is: Directions: Solve algebraically. Problem: How many kilograms of nuts worth $5/kg should be mixed with 6kg of nuts worth $9/kg to produce a mix worth $6.50/kg? We would appreciate any help that anyone can offer. Thanks so much, Gina

I am a mom trying to help my son with his last problem of the night! We can't even figure out how to do this one! Here it is: Directions: Solve algebraically. Problem: How many kilograms of nuts worth $5/kg should be mixed with 6kg of nuts worth $9/kg to produce a mix worth $6.50/kg? We would appreciate any help that anyone can offer. Thanks so much, Gina

R royhaas Full Member Joined Dec 14, 2005 Messages 832 Apr 10, 2006 #2 If x is the amount of the cheaper nuts, then the solution must satisfy 5x + 6*9 = 6.5(x + 6).