Posted by Erika on .
I need help with these problems:
1) A vending machine takes only nickels and dimes. There are 5 times as many dimes as nickels in the machine. The face value of the coins is $4.40. How many of each coin are in the machine?
2) A vending machine takes only nickels and dimes. At the end of the day there were 3 times as many nickels as dimes and a total of $25. How much of each coin were in the machine?
I know that there should be two equations for each problem. But I just don't know what the equations will be.
Please help.

8th Grade Algebra 
bobpursley,
1) D=5N
.10D+.05N=4.40
2) N=3D
you do the value equation as I did above. 
8th Grade Algebra 
Joy,
Thank You.