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Cleaning up around the kennel you picked up a total of 52 coins. Unfortunately, they were only pennies and nickels. The value of the coins was $1.20. How many pennies and how many nickels did you pick up?
Solve using Elimination Method.

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  1. Let the number of pennies be P and the number of mickels be N.

    P + N = 52
    P + 5N = 120

    4N = 120 - 52 = 68

    N = 68/4 = __

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