# SOLUTION: Shankar saved nickles and dimes until he had \$.55. He paid with 8 coins. How many of each kind of coin did he have? This must be written out as how you solved it.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Word Problems With Coins Question 176739: Shankar saved nickles and dimes until he had \$.55. He paid with 8 coins. How many of each kind of coin did he have? This must be written out as how you solved it.Answer by Mathtut(3670)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!let n and d be the number of nickels and dime shankar saved respectively : n+d=8..........eq 1 .05n+.1d=.55...eq 2 : lets re write eq 1 to n=8-d and take that value and plug it into eq 2 : .05(8-d)+.1d=.55 : .4-.05d+.1d=.55 : .05d=.15 : dimes : .....nickels