I can't solve this:

You have quarters and dimes that total $2.80. Your friend says it is possible that the number of quarters is 8 more than the number of dimes. Is your friend correct?

Guest Aug 30, 2020

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*You have quarters and dimes that total $2.80. Your friend says it is possible that the number of quarters is 8 more than the number of dimes. Is your friend correct?*

The way the problem is worded, the number of quarters has to be exactly 8 more than the number of dimes.

To have 8 more quarters than dimes, you have to have at least 9 quarters, so let's start with that many.

No. Quarters No. Dimes Total of $

9 1 2**.**35

10 2 2**.**70

11 3 3**.**05

So I say it is **NOT POSSIBLE**. What say you?

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