# SOLUTION: Steve has 36 coins consisting of dimes and nickels. If the value of the coins is \$3.10, then how many dimes does he have? Thanks

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 Question 206848: Steve has 36 coins consisting of dimes and nickels. If the value of the coins is \$3.10, then how many dimes does he have? ThanksAnswer by stanbon(57203)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Steve has 36 coins consisting of dimes and nickels. If the value of the coins is \$3.10, then how many dimes does he have? --------------- Quantity Eq: d + n = 36 Value Eq: 10d +5n = 210 cents ------------------------------------ Multiply thru the Quantity equation by 5 to get: 5d + 5n = 5*36 --- Subtract that from the Value Eq. to get: 5d = 210-5*36 d = 42-36 d = 6 (# of dimes) ====================== Cheers, Stan H.