Posted by Jay on Friday, January 7, 2011 at 9:32pm.
What is greater $5.00 or the total value of all combinations of three coins you can make using only pennies, nickels,dimes,and quarters?

Math  Ms. Sue, Friday, January 7, 2011 at 9:33pm
Three quarters = 75 cents.

Math  Reiny, Friday, January 7, 2011 at 11:57pm
Neat question:
Q D N P
3 0 0 0
2 1 0 0
2 0 1 0
2 0 0 1
1 2 0 0
1 0 2 0
1 0 0 2
1 1 0 1
1 1 1 0
1 0 1 1
0 3 0 0
0 0 3 0
0 0 0 3
0 2 1 0
0 2 0 1
0 1 2 0
0 1 0 2
0 1 1 1
0 0 2 1
0 0 1 2
0 0 0 3
I tried going about it sort of systematically,
hope I didn't miss any
work each one up and see if you get more than $5.00
PS, using the Q (quarters) combinations I was at $3.62
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