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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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Um....who thinks of math when looking at nudie mags???

Mad-Ade obviously!

Back to the teaser. Adding them all up comes close to 3 lbs of each. Just need 1 lb of Brazils less 2lbs filberts which can be found from subtracting the first pack from the second. Total for 3lbs of each is #7.20 so #2.40

Good puzzle!

(Sorry I don't have one of those symbols for that Scottish currency).

Back to the teaser. Adding them all up comes close to 3 lbs of each. Just need 1 lb of Brazils less 2lbs filberts which can be found from subtracting the first pack from the second. Total for 3lbs of each is #7.20 so #2.40

Good puzzle!

(Sorry I don't have one of those symbols for that Scottish currency).

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