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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear-systems Question 458162: i need help. write a system of equations. an errand boy went to deposit some bills for his employer. some were one-dollar bills and the rest were five-dollar bills. the total value of the bills was \$86 and the number of bills was 38. Find the number of each kind of bill.Answer by htmentor(789)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!an errand boy went to deposit some bills for his employer. some were one-dollar bills and the rest were five-dollar bills. the total value of the bills was \$86 and the number of bills was 38. Find the number of each kind of bill. ====================================== Let x = the number of five-dollar bills Since the total number of bills is 38, the number of one-dollar bills will be 38-x Then we can write the following equation for the total \$ amount: 1*(38-x) + 5x = 86 Solve for x: 38 - x + 5x = 86 4x = 48 x = 12 Therefore, the number of 5-dollar bills is 12 And the number of 1-dollar bills is 38-12 = 26