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?

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

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**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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