1) I have exactly ten coins whose total value is $1. If three of the coins are quarters, what are the remaining coins?
2) A group of 21 people went to the county fair with 9 people on a stagecoach and 3 people in a buggy. On the return trip, 4 people rode in each buggy. How many people returned on the stagecoach? 3) In the addition problem at the right, each letter stands for a digit and different letters stand for different digits. What digits do the letters H, E, and A each represent? H E H E H E + H E A H Solutions 1) We have to find 7 coins whose value is $0.25. If the coins were nickels, their total value would be too large. There must be at least 5 pennies. Then we need two coins whose value is $0.20. The coins are dimes. Therefore the remaining coins are 5 pennies and 2 dimes. 2) Going to the fair, 12 people rode in the buggies. Since 3 people rode in each buggy, there were 4 buggies. On the return trip, 4 people rode in each buggy. Then 16 people rode in the buggies. Since the total number of people was 21, 5 rode in the coach. 3) In the tens column, H is less than 3. Otherwise the sum would be a threedigit number. H = 1 or 2. In the units column, the sum of 4 Es is an even number. Then H in the sum must be 2. It follows that E must be either 3 or 8. If E = 8, the sum will be a threedigit number. Thus E = 3, H = 2, and A = 9.
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