# SOLUTION: Misty has \$2.35 in dimes and nickles. She has one less nickel thsn dimes. How many of each coin does she have?

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 Question 121902: Misty has \$2.35 in dimes and nickles. She has one less nickel thsn dimes. How many of each coin does she have?Answer by stanbon(57214)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Misty has \$2.35 in dimes and nickles. She has one less nickel then dimes. How many of each coin does she have? ----------------- Let # of dimes be "x"; value of these is 10x cents ----------- # of nickels is "x-1"; value of these is 5(x-1)=5x-5 cents ----------- EQUATION: value + value = 235 cents 10x + 5x-5 = 235 15x = 240 x = 16 (# of dimes) x-1=15 (# of nickels) ================ Cheers, Stan H.