# When Julie dumped out the big jar of nickels and dimes, she found 222 coins. If there was $19.80 in the jar, how many of each kind of coin was there?

##### 1 Answer

The jar contained **174 dimes** and **48 nickels**.

#### Explanation:

To solve this problem, you're going to have to write two equations, one that relates the number of each type of coin with the total number of coins found in the jar, and the other that relates the value of these coins with the total value.

Let's say that the jar contained

Your second equation will be

Use the first equation to write

Now use this in the second equation to find the value of

This means that the jar also contained