Algebra

US Coins

# The value of cents in n Nickels?

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###### February 14, 2012 8:05PM

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### You have 7.68 with equal amounts of dimes nickels and pennies. How many dimes do you have?

If you let N represent how many of each coin you have, their
values are:
N pennies = N cents
N nickels = 5N cents
N dimes = 10N cents
so the total value is N + 5N + 10N = 16N cents. That must be equal
to $7.68, or 768 cents, so the final equation is
16N = 768
Solving for N gives you 768/16, or 48 of each coin.