2021 JMPSC Sprint Problems/Problem 2
Brady has an unlimited supply of quarters ($0.25), dimes ($0.10), nickels ($0.05), and pennies ($0.01). What is the least number (quantity, not type) of coins Brady can use to pay off $?
It is generally best to use the smallest number of coins with the most value, specifically the quarters, for taking away a big chunk of the problem. We are able to fit quarters, or into . That only leaves cents. We cannot put any nickels nor dimes, therefore we require three pennies to get a total of .
The least number of coins Brady can use to pay off will be coins.
You want as many quarters in order to cut down on the number of coins. The most amount of quarters you can have is . Since you can't use three cents on anything other than pennies, the remaining coins are pennies. Therefore
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