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

Total weight of the portions is 5Γ—1.5=7.5 pounds.
Take away the 2.8 pounds of cashews to give 7.5-2.8=4.7 pounds.
So the expression is 5Γ—1.5-2.8 and total amount of almonds is 4.7 pounds.