1955 AHSME Problems/Problem 23
In checking the petty cash a clerk counts quarters, dimes, nickels, and cents. Later he discovers that of the nickels were counted as quarters and of the dimes were counted as cents. To correct the total obtained the clerk must:
Solution
If the clerk mistook nickels as quarters, then every mistake inflates the total by cents. In order to correct this, we have to subtract cents times, for a total of cents. We can do the same for the dimes that were turned into pennies (or cents). This exchange would increase the total value of the coins by .
As a total, you get . In order to correct the amount, the clerk should .
See Also
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