 # Word Problems: Coin Problems

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Coin Problem
An example of using an equation to solve a problem involving coins.
Example:
Zack has \$11.85 in his piggy bank. He only had nickels and quarters in the bank. The number of quarters is equal to one less than twice the number of nickels. How many of each kind of coin did he have?
Coin Problems, Algebra Word Problems
Examples:
(1) Tom has a bag with 32 coins consisting of dimes and nickels worth \$2.80. How many of each coin does he have?
(2) Dalton has 20 coins consisting of dimes and quarters worth \$3.20. He has 4 less quarters than dimes. How many of each type of coin does he have?

Coin Problem Using a System of Equations
Example:
Mrs. Boyd has a desk full of quarters and nickels. If she has a total of 24 coins with a total face value of \$4.40, how many of the coins are nickels?
Coin Word Problems
Example:
Susan has 4 times as many quarters as dimes and 16 less dimes than nickels. If she has \$13.45 in coins. How many of each coin does she have?

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