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13 January, 01:42

# Yumi wants to make 12 cups of party mix using candies and nuts her budget require the party mix to cost her \$1 29 per cup. The candies are \$ 2.49 per cup and nuts are 0.69 per cup how many cups of candiez and how many cups of nuts

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1. 13 January, 03:32
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Acording to the question,

Cost per cup = \$1.29

Total number of cups = 12

Total cost of cups = 12 x 1.2 = \$15.48

Cost of candies = \$2.49 per cup

Total number of candies = x

Cost of nuts = \$0.69 per cup

Total number of nuts = y

Equations:

x + y = 12 (because total cups of nuts and candies will be equal to 12)

2.49x + 0.69y = 15.48 (Total cost of the 12 cups should be 15.48)

Step 1 : Find x in terms of y

x = 12 - y

Step 2 : substitute x in terms of y from step 1 in the second equation

2.49x + 0.69y = 15.48

2.49 (12 - y) + 0.69y = 15.48

29.88 - 2.49y + 0.69y = 15.48

-1.8y = - 14.4

y = 14.4/1.8

y = 8

Step 3 : Find x

x + y = 12

x = 12 - y

x = 12 - 8

x = 4

Thus, Yumi should use 4 cups of candies and 8 cups of nuts.