Posted by **Anonymous** on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 1:38pm.

Bobby has only pennies, dimes, and quarters. One half of Bobby's coins are pennies. One fourth of coins are quarters. Three of his coins are dimes. How many coins does Bobby have?

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 1:41pm
Let x = total number of coins.

1/2x + 1/4x + 3 = x

3 = x - 3/5x

3 = 1/4x

3 / (1/4) = x

3 * 4 = x

12 = x

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**Reiny**, Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 1:43pm
let the number of coins he has be x

x/2 + x/4 + 3 = x

times 8

4x + 2x + 24 = 8x

2x = 24

x = 12

12/2 = 6 pennies

12/4 = 3 quarters

+ 3 dimes

= 12 coins

(A better question would have been:

How much money does Bobby have with his coins? )

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