# SOLUTION: Professor I know its a silly problem but I'm actually needing your help. Thanks! A woman has \$1.70 in dimes and nickels. She has 5 more dimes thank nickels. How many nickels do

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 Question 646528: Professor I know its a silly problem but I'm actually needing your help. Thanks! A woman has \$1.70 in dimes and nickels. She has 5 more dimes thank nickels. How many nickels does she have?Answer by stanbon(57214)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A woman has \$1.70 in dimes and nickels. She has 5 more dimes thank nickels. How many nickels does she have? ----- Value Equation: 10d + 5n = 170 cents Quantity Eq:::: d = n + 5 ------------------------------- Substitute for "d" and solve for "n": 10(n+5) + 5n = 170 10n + 50 + 5n = 170 15n = 120 n = 8 (# of nickels) ---- Solve for "d": d = n+5 d = 8+5 d = 13 (# of dimes) ======================= Cheers, Stan H. ==================