To find: The number of coins of each type that the purse contain.
The purse contains 9 pennies, 9 nickels and 9 dimes.
Purse contains equal number of pennies, nickels and dimes.
Total value of coins is $1.44.
Let x be the coins of pennies.
Tabulate the given information algebraically.
|In words||In Algebra|
|Coins of pennies||0.01x|
|Coins of nickels||0.05x|
|Coins of dimes||0.10x|
Model the equation for the above information.
On further simplification,
Thus, the purse contains 9 pennies, 9 nickels and 9 dimes.
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