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- anonymous

Your piggy bank has a total of 43 coins in it; some are dimes and some are nickels. If you have a total of $3.60, how many dimes do you have?

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- Mathhelp346

so you know you have 43 coins. An equation for that would be n+d=43

- lgbasallote

you take this one @Mathhelp346 ^_^

- Mathhelp346

nvm the second equation should be 10d+5n=160

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- anonymous

26 x 17 =3.60 im close... 3.45

- Mathhelp346

then you would solve for either d or n in the first equation. i'm going to do n. you would subtract d from both sides, leaving you with n=43-d

- Mathhelp346

you would sub n into the second equation and solve

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do you know what to do from here?

- anonymous

29 dimes and 14 nickles.

- Mathhelp346

i don't think that's right...

- anonymous

right?

- Mathhelp346

that would add up to 360. you need 160

- anonymous

no the question is asking $3.60

- Mathhelp346

oh my bad. your answer is right.

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