2018 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 8
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Problem
Joe has a collection of coins, consisting of -cent coins, -cent coins, and -cent coins. He has more -cent coins than -cent coins, and the total value of his collection is cents. How many more -cent coins does Joe have than -cent coins?
Solution 1 (One Variable)
Let be the number of -cent coins that Joe has. Therefore, he must have -cent coins and -cent coins. Since the total value of his collection is cents, we can write Joe has six -cent coins, nine -cent coins, and eight -cent coins. Thus, our answer is
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Solution 2 (Two Variables)
Let the number of -cent coins be the number of -cent coins be and the number of -cent coins be
Set up the following two equations with the information given in the problem:
From there, multiply the second equation by to get
Subtract the first equation from the multiplied second equation to get or
Substitute in for into one of the equations to get
Finally, the answer is
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Solution 3 (Three Variables)
Let and be the numbers of -cent coins, -cent coins, and -cent coins in Joe's collection, respectively. We are given that Substituting into each of and and then simplifying, we have Subtracting from gives from which Substituting this into either or produces
Finally, the answer is
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Video Solutions
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https://youtu.be/HISL2-N5NVg?t=1861
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See Also
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