On any kind of coin problem its important to turn any dollar amount (if given in dollars) to cents and to make sure you give the appropriate value of each denomination ---- a penny 1 or -- nickel 5--- dimes 10-- quarter 25-- sounds kind of obvious but a lot of problems are taken care of if you just know that information for sure.

Alright if you have 10 pennies you have 10(1) == 10 cents So,

If you have 12 nickels you would have 12(5) = 60 cents

If you had 5 dimes you would have 5(10) = 50 cents

and if you had 10 quarters you would have 10(25) = 250 cents or $2.50

To solve this problem you 1st set up the information given. You can see that everything is relative to the pennies (1 more nickel than pennies and 6 times as many dimes as pennies)

So let pennies equal 1x or just x since 1 times anything is just the number...

you have x + 1 nickels at 5 cents so 5(x+1) nickels

and 6 times as many dimes as pennies or 10(6x) or 60x

Theres no need to change the dollars to cents as the cents are already given 71 cents.

So the equation would be

x + 5(x+1) + 10(6x) = 71 =

x + 5x + 5 + 60x = 71 =

66x = 66 =

x = 66/66 = 1

So thers 1 penny, (1 + 1) or 2 nickels and 6(1) 6 dimes

To check if you add those up 1 + 10 + 60 you get 71 so the answer is correct.

## Monday, March 10, 2008

### Coin Problem 1 Solution

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