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3.3E: Exercises

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    Practice Makes Perfect

    Solve Coin Word Problems

    In the following exercises, solve each coin word problem.

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Jaime has $2.60 in dimes and nickels. The number of dimes is 14 more than the number of nickels. How many of each coin does he have?

    Answer

    8 nickels, 22 dimes

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{2}\)

    Lee has $1.75 in dimes and nickels. The number of nickels is 11 more than the number of dimes. How many of each coin does he have?

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{3}\)

    Ngo has a collection of dimes and quarters with a total value of $3.50. The number of dimes is seven more than the number of quarters. How many of each coin does he have?

    Answer

    15 dimes, 8 quarters

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{4}\)

    Connor has a collection of dimes and quarters with a total value of $6.30. The number of dimes is 14 more than the number of quarters. How many of each coin does he have?

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{5}\)

    A cash box of $1 and $5 bills is worth $45. The number of $1 bills is three more than the number of $5 bills. How many of each bill does it contain?

    Answer

    10 at $1, 7 at $5

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{6}\)

    Joe’s wallet contains $1 and $5 bills worth $47. The number of $1 bills is five more than the number of $5 bills. How many of each bill does he have?

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{7}\)

    Rachelle has $6.30 in nickels and quarters in her coin purse. The number of nickels is twice the number of quarters. How many coins of each type does she have?

    Answer

    18 quarters, 36 nickels

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{8}\)

    Deloise has $1.20 in pennies and nickels in a jar on her desk. The number of pennies is three times the number of nickels. How many coins of each type does she have?

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{9}\)

    Harrison has $9.30 in his coin collection, all in pennies and dimes. The number of dimes is three times the number of pennies. How many coins of each type does he have?

    Answer

    30 pennies, 90 dimes

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{10}\)

    Ivan has $8.75 in nickels and quarters in his desk drawer. The number of nickels is twice the number of quarters. How many coins of each type does he have?

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{11}\)

    In a cash drawer there is $125 in $5 and $10 bills. The number of $10 bills is twice the number of $5 bills. How many of each are in the drawer?

    Answer

    10 at $10, 5 at $5

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{12}\)

    John has $175 in $5 and $10 bills in his drawer. The number of $5 bills is three times the number of $10 bills. How many of each are in the drawer?

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{13}\)

    Carolyn has $2.55 in her purse in nickels and dimes. The number of nickels is nine less than three times the number of dimes. Find the number of each type of coin.

    Answer

    12 dimes and 27 nickels

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{14}\)

    Julio has $2.75 in his pocket in nickels and dimes. The number of dimes is 10 less than twice the number of nickels. Find the number of each type of coin.

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{15}\)

    Chi has $11.30 in dimes and quarters. The number of dimes is three more than three times the number of quarters. How many of each are there?

    Answer

    63 dimes, 20 quarters

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{16}\)

    Tyler has $9.70 in dimes and quarters. The number of quarters is eight more than four times the number of dimes. How many of each coin does he have?

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{17}\)

    Mukul has $3.75 in quarters, dimes and nickels in his pocket. He has five more dimes than quarters and nine more nickels than quarters. How many of each coin are in his pocket?

    Answer

    16 nickels, 12 dimes, 7 quarters

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{18}\)

    Vina has $4.70 in quarters, dimes and nickels in her purse. She has eight more dimes than quarters and six more nickels than quarters. How many of each coin are in her purse?

    Solve Ticket and Stamp Word Problems

    In the following exercises, solve each ticket or stamp word problem.

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{19}\)

    The school play sold $550 in tickets one night. The number of $8 adult tickets was 10 less than twice the number of $5 child tickets. How many of each ticket were sold?

    Answer

    30 child tickets, 50 adult tickets

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{20}\)

    If the number of $8 child tickets is seventeen less than three times the number of $12 adult tickets and the theater took in $584, how many of each ticket were sold?

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{21}\)

    The movie theater took in $1,220 one Monday night. The number of $7 child tickets was ten more than twice the number of $9 adult tickets. How many of each were sold?

    Answer

    110 child tickets, 50 adult tickets

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{22}\)

    The ball game sold $1,340 in tickets one Saturday. The number of $12 adult tickets was 15 more than twice the number of $5 child tickets. How many of each were sold?

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{23}\)

    The ice rink sold 95 tickets for the afternoon skating session, for a total of $828. General admission tickets cost $10 each and youth tickets cost $8 each. How many general admission tickets and how many youth tickets were sold?

    Answer

    34 general, 61 youth

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{24}\)

    For the 7:30 show time, 140 movie tickets were sold. Receipts from the $13 adult tickets and the $10 senior tickets totaled $1,664. How many adult tickets and how many senior tickets were sold?

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{25}\)

    The box office sold 360 tickets to a concert at the college. The total receipts were $4170. General admission tickets cost $15 and student tickets cost $10. How many of each kind of ticket was sold?

    Answer

    114 general, 246 student

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{26}\)

    Last Saturday, the museum box office sold 281 tickets for a total of $3954. Adult tickets cost $15 and student tickets cost $12. How many of each kind of ticket was sold?

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{27}\)

    Julie went to the post office and bought both $0.41 stamps and $0.26 postcards. She spent $51.40. The number of stamps was 20 more than twice the number of postcards. How many of each did she buy?

    Answer

    40 postcards, 100 stamps

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{28}\)

    Jason went to the post office and bought both $0.41 stamps and $0.26 postcards and spent $10.28. The number of stamps was four more than twice the number of postcards. How many of each did he buy?

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{29}\)

    Maria spent $12.50 at the post office. She bought three times as many $0.41 stamps as $0.02 stamps. How many of each did she buy?

    Answer

    30 at $0.41, 10 at $0.02

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{30}\)

    Hector spent $33.20 at the post office. He bought four times as many $0.41 stamps as $0.02 stamps. How many of each did he buy?

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{31}\)

    Hilda has $210 worth of $10 and $12 stock shares. The numbers of $10 shares is five more than twice the number of $12 shares. How many of each does she have?

    Answer

    15 $10 shares, 5 $12 shares

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{32}\)

    Mario invested $475 in $45 and $25 stock shares. The number of $25 shares was five less than three times the number of $45 shares. How many of each type of share did he buy?

    Solve Mixture Word Problems

    In the following exercises, solve each mixture word problem.

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{33}\)

    Lauren in making 15 liters of mimosas for a brunch banquet. Orange juice costs her $1.50 per liter and champagne costs her $12 per liter. How many liters of orange juice and how many liters of champagne should she use for the mimosas to cost Lauren $5 per liter?

    Answer

    5 liters champagne, 10 liters orange juice

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{34}\)

    Macario is making 12 pounds of nut mixture with macadamia nuts and almonds. Macadamia nuts cost $9 per pound and almonds cost $5.25 per pound. How many pounds of macadamia nuts and how many pounds of almonds should Macario use for the mixture to cost $6.50 per pound to make?

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{35}\)

    Kaapo is mixing Kona beans and Maui beans to make 25 pounds of coffee blend. Kona beans cost Kaapo $15 per pound and Maui beans cost $24 per pound. How many pounds of each coffee bean should Kaapo use for his blend to cost him $17.70 per pound?

    Answer

    7.5 lbs Maui beans, 17.5 Kona beans

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{36}\)

    Estelle is making 30 pounds of fruit salad from strawberries and blueberries. Strawberries cost $1.80 per pound and blueberries cost $4.50 per pound. If Estelle wants the fruit salad to cost her $2.52 per pound, how many pounds of each berry should she use?

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{37}\)

    Carmen wants to tile the floor of his house. He will need 1000 square feet of tile. He will do most of the floor with a tile that costs $1.50 per square foot, but also wants to use an accent tile that costs $9.00 per square foot. How many square feet of each tile should he plan to use if he wants the overall cost to be $3 per square foot?

    Answer

    800 at $1.50, 200 at $9.00

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{38}\)

    Riley is planning to plant a lawn in his yard. He will need nine pounds of grass seed. He wants to mix Bermuda seed that costs $4.80 per pound with Fescue seed that costs $3.50 per pound. How much of each seed should he buy so that the overall cost will be $4.02 per pound?

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{39}\)

    Vartan was paid $25,000 for a cell phone app that he wrote and wants to invest it to save for his son’s education. He wants to put some of the money into a bond that pays 4% annual interest and the rest into stocks that pay 9% annual interest. If he wants to earn 7.4% annual interest on the total amount, how much money should he invest in each account?

    Answer

    $8000 at 4%, $17,000 at 9%

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{40}\)

    Vern sold his 1964 Ford Mustang for $55,000 and wants to invest the money to earn him 5.8% interest per year. He will put some of the money into Fund A that earns 3% per year and the rest in Fund B that earns 10% per year. How much should he invest into each fund if he wants to earn 5.8% interest per year on the total amount?

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{41}\)

    Stephanie inherited $40,000. She wants to put some of the money in a certificate of deposit that pays 2.1% interest per year and the rest in a mutual fund account that pays 6.5% per year. How much should she invest in each account if she wants to earn 5.4% interest per year on the total amount?

    Answer

    $10,000 in CD, $30,000 in mutual fund

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{42}\)

    Avery and Caden have saved $27,000 towards a down payment on a house. They want to keep some of the money in a bank account that pays 2.4% annual interest and the rest in a stock fund that pays 7.2% annual interest. How much should they put into each account so that they earn 6% interest per year?

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{43}\)

    Dominic pays 7% interest on his $15,000 college loan and 12% interest on his $11,000 car loan. What average interest rate does he pay on the total $26,000 he owes? (Round your answer to the nearest tenth of a percent.)

    Answer

    9.1%

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{44}\)

    Liam borrowed a total of $35,000 to pay for college. He pays his parents 3% interest on the $8,000 he borrowed from them and pays the bank 6.8% on the rest. What average interest rate does he pay on the total $35,000? (Round your answer to the nearest tenth of a percent.)

    Everyday Math

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{45}\)

    As the treasurer of her daughter’s Girl Scout troop, Laney collected money for some girls and adults to go to a 3-day camp. Each girl paid $75 and each adult paid $30. The total amount of money collected for camp was $765. If the number of girls is three times the number of adults, how many girls and how many adults paid for camp?

    Answer

    9 girls, 3 adults

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{46}\)

    Laurie was completing the treasurer’s report for her son’s Boy Scout troop at the end of the school year. She didn’t remember how many boys had paid the $15 full-year registration fee and how many had paid the $10 partial-year fee. She knew that the number of boys who paid for a full-year was ten more than the number who paid for a partial-year. If $250 was collected for all the registrations, how many boys had paid the full-year fee and how many had paid the partial-year fee?

    Writing Exercises

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{47}\)

    Suppose you have six quarters, nine dimes, and four pennies. Explain how you find the total value of all the coins.

    Answer

    Answers will vary.

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{48}\)

    Do you find it helpful to use a table when solving coin problems? Why or why not?

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{49}\)

    In the table used to solve coin problems, one column is labeled “number” and another column is labeled “value.” What is the difference between the “number” and the “value?”

    Answer

    Answers will vary.

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{50}\)

    What similarities and differences did you see between solving the coin problems and the ticket and stamp problems?

    Self Check

    ⓐ After completing the exercises, use this checklist to evaluate your mastery of the objectives of this section.

    This is a table that has four rows and four columns. In the first row, which is a header row, the cells read from left to right “I can…,” “Confidently,” “With some help,” and “No-I don’t get it!” The first column below “I can…” reads “solve coin word problems,” “solve ticket and stamp word problems,” and “solve mixture word problems.” The rest of the cells are blank.

    ⓑ After reviewing this checklist, what will you do to become confident for all objectives?

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