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A box contains 39 total coins and bills worth $36.60 all coins are either five dollar bills or nickels how many of each type are there?

 Jan 20, 2020
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Let the number of nickels =N
Let the number of $5 bills =F


N + F = 39..................................(1)
0.05N + 5F = $36.60..................(2)


Sub (1) into (2) and you should get:
N = 32 Nickels
F = 7 $5 Bills

 

Check: 32 x 0.05 =$1.60
              7 x $5     =$35.00

 Jan 20, 2020

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