# Question #84282

Oct 22, 2017

Let $n$ be the number of nickels she has. Using that, she has $n$ nickels, $4 n$ dimes, and $85 - 5 n$ pennies.

#### Explanation:

Let's define our variable:

Let $n$ be the number of nickels she has.

According to that, we have:

• she has $n$ nickels because that's the definition of the variable $n$.

• she has $4 n$ dimes because she has "four times as many dimes as nickels."

• she has $85 - 5 n$ pennies because we know that the remaining coins are pennies and that all the coins - nickels, dimes, and pennies - must add up to 85.