# In a pile of nickels and dimes, the number of nickels is three times the number of dimes. If the pile is worth $1.75, how many nickels are there?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 6, 2017

21 nickels.

#### Explanation:

Let

Let

Distribute

Collect like terms:

Divide both sides by

Therefore, there are 7 dimes and 21 nickels in the pile.