Hello please, this is an emergency for a question, please help!!!!!
Here is the question:
joseph has started saving quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, but is unable to give the exact change for a hamburger costing 3.50$. What is the greatest amount of money he could have in coins?.
Please help as fast as possible
The most amount of money is $3.67.
Can you explain a bit?
No, the first guest can not because the answer is incorrect.
But I'll try to explain.
If you have 14 quarters, you have 3.50 in quarters. This would pay for the
hamburger, so take away one quarter, leaving 13 quarters. 13 quarters totals 3.25.
If you have 5 dimes, you could use them along with 3.00 in quarters to pay for
the hamburger, so take away one dime, leaving 4 dimes. 4 dimes totals 0.40.
If you have 1 nickel, you could use it along with 2 dimes and 13 quarters to pay
for the hamburger, so you cannot have a nickel at all.
You can have 4 pennies, because if you have 5 you could use them in place of the
nickel you can't have. 4 pennies totals 0.04.
Adding up all the coins, the total amount you can have is $3.69.
Hello and thank you very much, I appreciate your help
The only thing that confused me was the fact that it said Josef has started saving quarters nickels, dimes, and pennies.
This led me to think that if he had started to save these coins he probably had at least 1 of each.
Looking at it from your perspective it totally makes sense.
If you can answer it, can you tell me why, even though it says he had already started saving these coins it meant he could also have 0?
Perhaps Joseph had the intention of saving nickels, but he didn't find any nickels to save.
It's safe to assume that Joseph can have 0 of one of the coins, since it isn't specified in the problem.
< This led me to think that if he had started to save these coins he probably had at least 1 of each. >
That's a good point, and a decent inference, and its opposite is equally valid. It becomes a math problem with a nested language problem, namely, what does "started" imply. Does it incorporate intent? Let's think about an analog (pun intended). How about: I've started dieting but I haven't lost any weight yet. I've started collecting nickels but I don't have any yet.
If you want to require at least one nickel, then you can't have 2 dimes.
That would leave you with 1 dime, and then you could have 2 nickels.
13 quarters 3.25
1 dime 0.10
2 nickels 0.10
4 pennies 0.04
It seems that the same question has been asked on brainly.com (https://brainly.com/question/12971062), and the solution matched your answer of $3.49.
Look at this coincidence. Your screen name tinfoilhat, or, if I may, "tin" as a nickname. I answer questions on an eBay forum – https://community.ebay.com/t5/Ask-a-Mentor/bd-p/ask-a-mentor (btw my username on eBay is gosimus) – and the most amazing responder over there, username is tenbigdogs. So, here it's "tin" and over there it's "ten" so is it really a coincidence... I think not.