Posted by **kelly** on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 4:27pm.

a bag contains only nickels and dimes. there are exactly 18 coins in the bag. the amount of money in the bag is $1.25.

let x represent the number of nickels in the bag. let y represent the number of dimes in the bag.

1. write a system of equations that correctly models this situation

2. does your answer represent integer values for the nickels and dimes? why must this be the case (or why does it not matter) ?

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- Algebra - Your friend claims that she has a bag of 30 coins containing nickels, ...
- math algebra 1 - There are 4 times as many nickels as dimes in a coin bag. The ...
- Math - Reasoning In a bag of 24 coins, 5/6 of the coins are pennies. A different...
- math - a bag contains 400 coins ,and 33 1/2 % are nickels, how many nickels are ...
- Math - A bag contains forty coins, all of them either 2c or 5c coins. Let there ...
- Math 4th Grade - 200 coins are sorted and kept 3 bags. The first bag has 20 more...
- Algebra - Anne has 20 coins in her pocket consisting of nickels and dimes only. ...
- Math - 200 coins are sorted and kept 3 bags. The first bag has 20 more coins ...
- Algebra - This is a word problem I am supposed to solve with systems. I am ...
- math - if you have 15 coins in a bag and their total amount is $2.70 how many ...

More Related Questions