# Lucy has 34 coins consisting of nickels and quarters amounting to $2.90. How many coins of each kind does she have?

##### 1 Answer

Lucy has

#### Explanation:

I am going to give nickels and quarters their own variable. Nickels will be

The second part is about the **value** of the coins. Since nickels are worth **5 cents** (or **25 cents** (or

I'm actually going to multiply this whole equation by

Now we will rearrange the first equation to solve for one variable:

Substitute that into the second equation and solve for

Lucy has

She has