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## A collection of quarters and dimes has a total value of$5.00 and contains 32 coins. How many of each kind of coins are there in the collecti

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A collection of quarters and dimes has a total value of$5.00 and contains 32 coins. How many of each kind of coins are there in the collection?

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Answer:12 quarters

20 dimes

Step-by-step explanation:If all were dimes the value would be $3.20. It is $1.80 more than that. Each replacement of a dime with a quarter adds $0.15 to the value, so there must be $1.80/$0.15 = 12 such replacements.

There are 12 quarters and 20 dimes._____

Let q represent the number of quarters.

0.25q +0.10(32 -q) = 5.00 . . . . . total value

0.15q +3.20 = 5.00 . . . . . . . . . simplify

q = (5.00 -3.20)/0.15 . . . . . . subtract 3.20 and divide by 0.15

q = 12