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<math>\textbf{(A)}\ 6 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 10\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 15\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 25\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 99</math> | <math>\textbf{(A)}\ 6 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 10\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 15\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 25\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 99</math> | ||
==Solution== | ==Solution== | ||
− | You need <math>2</math> dimes, <math>1</math> nickel, and <math>4</math> pennies for the first <math>25</math> cents. From <math>26</math> cents to <math>50</math> cents, you only need to add <math>1</math> quarter. From <math>51</math> cents to <math>75</math> cents, you also only need to add <math>1</math> quarter. The same for <math>76</math> cents to <math>99</math> cents. Notice that instead of <math>100</math>, it is <math>99</math>. We are left with <math>3</math> quarters, <math>2</math> dimes, and <math>4</math> pennies. Thus, the correct answer is <math>3+2+1+4=\boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ 10}</math>. | + | You need <math>2</math> dimes, <math>1</math> nickel, and <math>4</math> pennies for the first <math>25</math> cents. From <math>26</math> cents to <math>50</math> cents, you only need to add <math>1</math> quarter. From <math>51</math> cents to <math>75</math> cents, you also only need to add <math>1</math> quarter. The same for <math>76</math> cents to <math>99</math> cents. Notice that instead of <math>100</math>, it is <math>99</math>. We are left with <math>3</math> quarters, <math>1</math> nickel, <math>2</math> dimes, and <math>4</math> pennies. Thus, the correct answer is <math>3+2+1+4=\boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ 10}</math>. |
==See Also== | ==See Also== | ||
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Revision as of 16:34, 1 November 2020
Problem
Using only pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters, what is the smallest number of coins Freddie would need so he could pay any amount of money less than a dollar?
Solution
You need dimes, nickel, and pennies for the first cents. From cents to cents, you only need to add quarter. From cents to cents, you also only need to add quarter. The same for cents to cents. Notice that instead of , it is . We are left with quarters, nickel, dimes, and pennies. Thus, the correct answer is .
See Also
2010 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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