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Ratio of Party Mix

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A party mix is made up using the following ratio of peanuts, almonds, cashews, and pretzels: $1:2:5:3$. If we need $5\tfrac{1}{2}$ pounds of mixture, how many pounds of almonds and cashews do we need?

A

$5$ pounds

B

$3\cfrac{1}{2}$ pounds

C

$2\cfrac{1}{2}$ pounds

D

$1$ pound

E

$\cfrac{1}{2}$