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 Click here to see ALL problems on Word Problems With Coins Question 171064: can you please explain me this word problem(stan has 52 quaters and nickels. He has three times as many nickels as quarters. How much money does he have?Answer by EMStelley(187)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let's call the number of quarters q. Then if he has three times as many nickels as quarters, he has 3q nickels. So, if he has 52 coins all together, we can write So Stan has 13 quarters. How many nickels does he have? He has 3q=3(13)=39 nickels. The question is how much money does have. If he has 13 quarters and 39 nickels, he has 13(0.25)+39(0.05)=3.25+1.95=\$5.20