Posted by lisa on .
jill has $ 9.96 in nickles pennies and dollar bills. she has 12 more pennies than nickles and 5 less dollar bills than nickles.
algebra -- help needed -
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I'm sorry, but I can't help you with this question, but I'm sure someone will show you how to do it.
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.
hope this helps