Coin Problem 1

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, you will learn how to solve a coin problem with the help of a chart. The problem involves figuring out the number of dimes and quarters Ed has based on the given information that he has six more quarters than dimes and the total value of his coins is $6.5. By defining variables and using the unit value of each coin, you will be able to set up an equation that can be solved to find the number of each coin. Lastly, you will learn how to check your answer to ensure that it is correct.

Lesson Description:

Shows how to solve a word problem having to do with different coins and their values. This is solved with one variable, but more than one coin is defined. It is done with a chart.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you write an equation, solve the equation, and check your answer to coin problems in Algebra?
  • How do you solve a coin problem without using guess and check?
  • How do you make a chart to solve a coin problem?
  • If Ed has 6 more quarters than dimes, and the total value of his coins is $6.05, how many of each coin does Ed have?
  • How do you solve 10D + 25(D + 6) = 605?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson shows how to do a very common problem in Algebra -- coin problems. You will learn to make a chart, write an equation, solve, and check it. This series of videos is very helpful and well explained.