# Thread: Word Problem: How many quartars/nickels?

1. ## Word Problem: How many quartars/nickels?

A jar contains 80 coins, all of which are quarters and nickels. The total value of the coins is \$14.60. How many of each type of coin are in the jar?

So far I have:

Q + N = 80 and .25Q + .05 N = 14.60

I've tried to solve the system of the equations, but have had no luck. I'm not sure if my first equation is even correct...should it be .25Q + .05N = 80 ? Please help me solve this, thanks!

2. It easier to use $Q+N=80~\&~25Q+5N=1460.$

3. Figured it out. 53 & 27. Thanks.