Math CentralQuandaries & Queries


Question from Dee:

Jesse has dimes and nickels in his piggy bank.
The number of nickels is 3 times the number of dimes.
If the total amount is $8.50, how many coins are there in total?

Hi Dee,

Look at the response I sent you to your previous question. This should help you setting up a solution for the current problem. Notice that the first equation involves the number of nickels and the second equation involves the value of the coins.


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