A man goes to the bank with a $260 check.

He tells the teller he needs 3 times the amount of dollar bills

as much as 5 dollar bills and half as much of the 5 dollar bills

in 10 dollar bills.

Need desparate help to solve this.

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- Nov 22nd 2008, 03:37 PMFrancFormulating an equation
A man goes to the bank with a $260 check.

He tells the teller he needs 3 times the amount of dollar bills

as much as 5 dollar bills and half as much of the 5 dollar bills

in 10 dollar bills.

Need desparate help to solve this. - Nov 22nd 2008, 03:49 PMmr fantastic
- Nov 22nd 2008, 03:54 PMmasters
- Nov 22nd 2008, 04:05 PMtdschool
Let's be x-number of $5 bills, then number of $1 bills will be 3x, and $10 bills x/2. Now let's count the money; $5 *x+ $1 * 3x+ $10 * x/2=260; 5x+3x+5x=260; 13x=260; x=20. Answer: there are 20 $5 bills, 60 $1 bills, 10 $10 bills. Checking: 20*5+60+10*10=260