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90 coins in a jar of quarters and nickels. There is a total of $15.10, how many nickels and how many quarters are in the jar?
so far, I have the 2X2 linear system set up as so:
15.10 = .05n + .25q
90 = .05n + .25q
is this correct? and how should I solve it, substitution or elimination?
Thanks!
 one year ago
 one year ago
90 coins in a jar of quarters and nickels. There is a total of $15.10, how many nickels and how many quarters are in the jar? so far, I have the 2X2 linear system set up as so: 15.10 = .05n + .25q 90 = .05n + .25q is this correct? and how should I solve it, substitution or elimination? Thanks!
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JayDSBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
seems correct but not correct to me.
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JayDSBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
there's something wrong about it.
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JayDSBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
because u can't solve it like that, u see the coefficients are the same in front of n and q? that makes it unsolvable.
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mramirez686Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
which explains why I keep running in circles
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JayDSBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
lol. sorry, I haven't done these type of questions in ages..
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mramirez686Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
that's fine, at least I have a hint on a different direction. Thank you
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JayDSBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
your welcome, let me see if I can ask others to help u.
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mramirez686Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
perhaps?: 15.10 = .05n + .25q 90 = n + q since amount of quarters and nickels would be whole numbers, but money would be decimal
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mramirez686Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I believe that's it! There are 37 nickels and 53 quarters. Thanks for the nudge in the right direction. Sometimes it's the little things that help.
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JayDSBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
yeh, that's what I thought but I wasn't too sure but it should work, yeh it looks right to me.
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JayDSBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
at least I somehow helped lol.
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mramirez686Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
haha, yeah, you have to know what you are doing wrong to fix it.
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JayDSBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
but u also have to be the smart one to know where to fix it.
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