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# Packet of Nuts

Mad Ade has bought a mixed packet of nuts which contains 1 pound of walnuts and 2 pounds of Brazil nuts. It costs £1.98. Mad Ade noticed that a packet containing 4 pounds of filberts and 1 pound of walnuts costs £2.48. And for £2.99, Mad Ade can buy a mixed packet containing 3 pounds of almonds, 1 pound of walnuts, and 1 pound of filberts. Whilst looking at the nudie mags on the top shelf of the shop Mad Ade wondered exactly how much a packet containing 1 pound of each type of nut would cost

### Answer

It is impossible to work out the cost per pound of each of the different nuts. However, the cost of various combinations can be worked out. If you combine 3 packets of the first kind with 1 packet of the second kind and 2 of the third packet, you get 6 pounds for £14.40. A mixture of 1 pound of each, therefore, should cost you (£14.40 / 6) = £2.40 . Mad Ade paid with a five pound note and bought a copy of "Kebab Fanciers Weekly" with the changeHide Answer Show Answer

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