MATH SOLVE

5 months ago

Q:
# Carmine mixes 2.8 pounds of cashews with almonds to make a trail mix. He divides the trail mix into 5 equal portions. Each portion weighs 1.5 pounds. Which equation and solution shows the total amount of almonds he used in the mixture?

Accepted Solution

A:

Total weight of the portions is 5Γ1.5=7.5 pounds.

Take away the 2.8 pounds of cashews to give 7.5-2.8=4.7 pounds.

So the expression is 5Γ1.5-2.8 and total amount of almonds is 4.7 pounds.

Take away the 2.8 pounds of cashews to give 7.5-2.8=4.7 pounds.

So the expression is 5Γ1.5-2.8 and total amount of almonds is 4.7 pounds.