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anonymous
 2 years ago
Yvette has 5 more nickels than dimes. If the value of her money is $1.30, how many coins of each kind does she have?
anonymous
 2 years ago
Yvette has 5 more nickels than dimes. If the value of her money is $1.30, how many coins of each kind does she have?

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anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@gypsy1274 help me please?

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Do you know how to solve systems of equations?

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No need to tag me, after I post a response, I will get a notification whenever another response is posted. nickels + dimes = 1.30 The second equation will need to include the values of those coins. Give it a try.

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm still a bit confused on this so far I got $1.05

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What is $1.05? What was the second equation?

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well I did $0.25+x=$1.50

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Brain went dead....rebooting.....

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0My train of thought derailed, let me get it back on track.....

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yvette has 5 more nickels than dimes. If the value of her money is $1.30, how many coins of each kind does she have? \(n=d+5\) because there are five more nickels than dimes.

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\(0.05n+0.10d=1.30\) because the value of the nickels plus dimes equals $1.30 Train is back on the rails now, sorry for the delay folks....

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It's fine I guess I just want to figure this problem out because I have more HW to do for other classes

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Do you understand these equations and where they came from? I'm sure they are correct this time, just verified it.

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Since it says "5 more nickels" doesn't that mean it'll be 0.25 because your adding all the dimes together?

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.05 nickels are $0.25, that's true, but in that sentence, they are talking about the number of the coins not the values. The number of nickels equals the number of dimes plus five.

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0How do I know what to plug in in n and d ?

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You don't plug in, you solve for them. \(n=d+5\) is already solved for n so plug \(d+5\) in for n in the other equation: \(0.5n+0.1d=1.30 \implies 0.5(d+5)+0.1d=1.30\)

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I know you're trying to help me but your explaining it very good

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I mean your not explaining it good my bad lol

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@DebbieG  Perhaps you can try?

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@e.mccormick I'm confusing this poor student, maybe you could help clarify?

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@gypsy1274 thanks for trying though(: I appreciate it

e.mccormick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yah, I would do it with one equation. You have Dimes x and nickles x+5. Then, when you add those up with the proper value assigned you get 1.3.

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What do you mean "add those up with the proper value"?

e.mccormick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0A dime is not just a word. It is a decimal value. =)

e.mccormick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0There is no reason for n or d because those have values. There is a count relationship between them. That count is a variable. So there are x dimes and x+5 nickles.

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It still doesn't make much sence, my bad

e.mccormick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If I said I had 72 dimes, you would instanly know I had $7.20. Right?

e.mccormick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0But why would you know?

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Bc if I multiply 0.72 and 10 I get 7.20

e.mccormick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Why .72? I had 72, not 72% of a dime.

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Bc 72 dimes is written like that in decimal point

e.mccormick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes. A dime is ten cents, or $0.10, and 72\(\times\)$0.10. Similarly, a nickle is five cents or $0.05. All I am saying is use that knowledge in the setup of the problem.

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Would it be 0.10(5)+d=1.30

e.mccormick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Not sure how you got there, but it is progress! That is one equation with one unknown, which is great. It is just not the right equation.

e.mccormick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If I try and find d dimes and n nickles, I have to do two equations in two unknowns. But, if I restate the question this way: Yvette has 5 more $0.05 than $0.10. If the value of her money is $1.30, how many coins of each kind does she have? Can you do it in one unknown?

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I honestly have no clue right ow I have more HW to do still

e.mccormick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0As I said before, the dimes is the unknown. That means $0.10x must be part of this.

e.mccormick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I already gave you the dimes part. 0.10x. You need the nickles part.

e.mccormick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0How many nickles does it say she has? How would you write that if the number of dimes in the unknown?

e.mccormick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The problem with that is that it has two variables. So you need to get y in terms of x using a second formula. If x is the number of dimes, what is y in terms of x?

anonymous
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The number of nickels

e.mccormick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That is y in terms of y. You need y in terms of x. Here is a huge clue. Take the first sentence. Replace dimes with x and nickles with y.

e.mccormick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That is completely wrong. Stick with $0.10x+$0.05y=$1.30. It is correct. But you need a second equation. Yvette has 5 more nickels than dimes. Yvette has 5 more y than x. What is that line, and JUST that line, as a mathematical formula?

e.mccormick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Let me go completely sideways for a second to show an example using similar language. If I have three pears and four apples, I have seven fruit. So: 3p+4a=7f. But what if I said it differently? I have one more apples than pears, and I have three pears. Then: ?a = 3p+1 The critical part is: a=p+1 Saying some more this than that means: that = this + some.

e.mccormick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The $1.30 is not involved in the second equation. Just x, y, and some number creating a relationship between x and y. x being the number of dimes, y being the number of nickles, and the line: Yvette has 5 more nickels than dimes. Telling you all you need to know about that relationship.

e.mccormick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0They give you four numbers in this equation: Nickle, AKA:$0.05 Dime, AKA: $0.10 Total $1.30 and 5. You took it with two unknowns, number of nickles y and number of dimes x. OK. To do two equations, they must both use x and y. However, the goal is to break up the rest of the information. The first equation you did is fine. $0.10x+$0.05y=$1.30 It uses both x and y as required. It also uses $0.10, $0.05, and $1.30. Therefore your second equation can NOT use those or it is not generating new information. That leaves you with an equation involving: x, y, and 5. They tell you how to use 5 when they say: Yvette has 5 more nickels than dimes. So what is the equation?
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