SOLUTION: Jo as 37 coins(all nickles, dimes, and quarters) worth \$5.50. She has 4 more quaters than nickles. How many dimes does Jo have?

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 Question 50191: Jo as 37 coins(all nickles, dimes, and quarters) worth \$5.50. She has 4 more quaters than nickles. How many dimes does Jo have?Answer by stanbon(57347)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Jo as 37 coins(all nickles, dimes, and quarters) worth \$5.50. She has 4 more quaters than nickles. How many dimes does Jo have? -------------- Let number of nickels be "x" Value of those nickels is 5x cents. Number of quarter is "x+4" Value of those quarters is 25(x+4)= 25x+100 cents Number of dimes = 37-(x+x+4)=33-2x Value of those dimes = 10(33-2x)=330-20x cents EQUATION: value + value + value = 550 cents 5x+25x+100+330-20x=550 10x=110 x=11 (number of nickels) 33-2x=33-22=11 (number of dimes) Cheers, Stan H.