You should not expect this to work.sams said:.25x + .50x = 6.25 (doesn't work)
.50x + 2(.25x) = 16 (doesn't work)
This is better, but it remains an insufficient definition. Be very specific and explicit. If you had provided the exact problem statement, a better definition would be possible.if x is quarters, y is half dollars
x + y = 16
.25x + .50y = 6.25
So you haven't yet read the outline of how to solve this algebraically, in the first reply (above) to this thread...?sams said:To date, I still do not have a solution to this problem other than to do it trial and error.