# SOLUTION: how many nickels and dimes would you have if you had 102 coins worth \$9.60?

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 Question 170757: how many nickels and dimes would you have if you had 102 coins worth \$9.60?Answer by Mathtut(3670)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!lets call the number of nickels and dimes, n and d respectively : n+d=102.............eq 1 .05(n)+.1(d)=9.60...eq 2---->because each nickel is worth .05 and every dime .10 : lets rewrite eq 1 to n=102-d...now take n's value and plug it into eq 2 : .05(102-d)+.1d=9.60 : 5.1-.05d+.1d=9.6 : .05d=4.5 : dimes nickels