SOLUTION: Katie has a collection of nickels, dimes, and quarters with a total value of \$4.35. There are 3 more dimes than nickels. How many of each coin is in her collection? Could you he

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear-systems Question 212086: Katie has a collection of nickels, dimes, and quarters with a total value of \$4.35. There are 3 more dimes than nickels. How many of each coin is in her collection? Could you help me as well as give me some tips when dealing with word problems in math?Answer by stanbon(57352)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Katie has a collection of nickels, dimes, and quarters with a total value of \$4.35. There are 3 more dimes than nickels. How many of each coin is in her collection? Could you help me as well as give me some tips when dealing with word problems in math? --------------------- Value Equation: 5n + 10d + 25q = 435 cents Quantity Equation: d = n+3 --------- Comment: You need one more equation to solve this problem because there are three variables. --- Please peruse the "worked problems" section of this site to see how word problems are worked. Also check the list of "lessons". ------------------------------ Cheers, Stan H.