This lesson teaches how to solve word problems involving multiple types of coins using a chart and one variable. The problem presented in the lesson involves dimes, nickels, and quarters, and the solution is found by assigning a variable to the number of dimes, then using the given information to find the number of quarters and nickels. The final step involves adding up the values of each type of coin to confirm that the total equals the given amount.
Shows how to solve a word problem having to do with different coins and their values. This is solved with one variable, but more than one coin is defined. It is done with a chart.
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