Posted by **lisa** on Friday, December 5, 2008 at 2:10pm.

jill has $ 9.96 in nickles pennies and dollar bills. she has 12 more pennies than nickles and 5 less dollar bills than nickles.

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, December 5, 2008 at 2:28pm
I'm sorry about the other post. I didn't post it. Whoever did post it will not be posting again on this board.

I'm sorry, but I can't help you with this question, but I'm sure someone will show you how to do it.

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**Reiny**, Friday, December 5, 2008 at 4:01pm
let the number of nickels be x

let the number of pennies be x+12

let the number of dollar bills be x-5

now we will think of the "value" of our money

1(x+12) + 5(x) + 100(x-5) = 996

solve for x

let me know what you got.

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**ken**, Friday, December 5, 2008 at 4:04pm
996=5n+p+100d

12+n=p

n-5=d

n=nickels

p=pennies

d=dollars

996=5n+(12+n)+100(n-5)

1484=106n

n=14

p=12+n=12+14=26

d=n-5=14-5=9

double check

996=5(14)+26+100(9)

996=996

hope this helps

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