# algebra

A clerk was asked to change a \$10 bill. She returned 9 more dimes than nickels and twenty-one more quarters than dimes. How many coins of each did she return?

Solve using the V.E.S.T. method.

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1. X nickels.
(X+9) dimes.
(X+9)+21 = (X+30) qtrs.

5x + 10(x+9) + 25(x+30) = 1000 cents.
40x + 840 = 1000,
40x = 1000 - 840 = 160,

X = 4 Nickels.
X+9 = 13 Dimes.
X+30 = 34 Qtrs.

Sorry, but I don't know what V.E.S.T.
means.

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2. A clerk was asked to change a \$10 bill. She returned 9 more dimes than nickels and twenty-one more quarters than dimes. How many coins of each did she return?

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