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− | The fewest amount of coins that can be used is 2 (a quarter and a dime). The greatest amount is 7, if he only uses nickels. Therefore we have <math>7-2=\boxed{\textbf{(E)}~5}</math>. | + | The fewest amount of coins that can be used is <math>2</math> (a quarter and a dime). The greatest amount is <math>7</math>, if he only uses nickels. Therefore we have <math>7-2=\boxed{\textbf{(E)}~5}</math>. |
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Problem
Paul owes Paula cents and has a pocket full of -cent coins, -cent coins, and -cent coins that he can use to pay her. What is the difference between the largest and the smallest number of coins he can use to pay her?
Video Solution
https://youtu.be/OOdK-nOzaII?t=454
Solution
The fewest amount of coins that can be used is (a quarter and a dime). The greatest amount is , if he only uses nickels. Therefore we have .
See Also
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