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A 60 ounce package of trail mix contains x ounces of raisins

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A 60 ounce package of trail mix contains x ounces of raisins, x + 8 ounces of peanuts, and 32 ounces of granola. If the ratio of peanuts to granola is 9:16, what is the value of x ?



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Kudos [?]: 611 [0], given: 121

Re: A 60 ounce package of trail mix contains x ounces of raisins [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2017, 14:57
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Explanation

Here’s the ratio box you can set up. From the ratio with the granola and the actual ounces of granola provided you can solve for the multiplier, which is 2.

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Multiplying vertically, the number of peanuts is 18. You have 18 = x + 8, so x = 10.

Hence 10 is correct answer!
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