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In a box of mixed nuts, the ratio of cashews to almonds is 1 to 3. How many cashews are in the box if there are 12 almonds? Please not only the answer but please also explain why its the answer thanks

Oct 16th, 2014

1 cashew : 3 almonds : : x cashew : 12 almonds

1 / 3 = x / 12

Now multiply by 12 on both sides, we get

12 * 1 / 3 = x

12 / 3 = x

4 = x

x = 4

Hence if there are 12 almonds, then there will be 4 cashews.

Oct 16th, 2014

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