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Q: How can you have 5 coins that add up to 55 cents?

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A nickel is worth 5 cents so 55 nickels are worth 5 * 55 = 255 cents, or $2.55

The puzzle is actually stated differently: "You have two US coins totaling 55 cents and ONE OF THEM is not a nickel". The answer is a nickel and a half dollar. The riddle only says that one coin can't be a nickel, not both. Even using obsolete denominations like 20Â¢ pieces or half-dimes, no two US coins add up to 55 cents unless you use a nickel.

a Dime. 10 cents

A quarter and a dime

Three coins add up to 40 cents: a quarter, a dime, and a nickel.

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One quarter, three dimes, and five pennies add up to sixty cents. And also 3 dimes and 6 nickels.

Their is 2 coins but only one is not a nickel, so a quarter and a nickel

A half dollar and a nickel. One of them isn't a nickel, the other one is.

20 five cent coins add up to a dollar

the other one is the 5p coin with a 50p piece

3 quarters & 2 nickels

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2 coins add up to 11cent = 13

Two dimes, a nickel, and 10 pennies. A good question is how do you figure that out. I started out eliminating the coins that could not be included. If one coin was a quarter, the other 12 had to add up to 10 cents. That can't happen so there can't be any quarters in the answer. Then I knew that the number of pennies had to be 0, 5, or 10 since there is no way for the remaining dimes and nickels to to add up to 35 cents if there were another number of pennies. If you had 5 pennies, then 8 coins would have to add up to 30 cents. Even using all nickels would only use up 6 coins so there had to be more pennies. I then went to 10 pennies and that left 3 coins to get to 25 cents. That's where I came up with 2 dimes, 1 nickel, and 10 pennies.

two quarters, two dimes and a nickel: One half dollar, and one dime and two nickels

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3 coins- 1 half dollar, 1 quarter, and 1 dime. 4 coins- 3 quarters and 1 dime.

How do you make up 25 cents worth 7

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you phrased the question wrong "what two coins add up to 30 cents, one can't be a nickel" the answer would be a nickel and a quarter because one isn't a nickel, it's a quarter while the other is a nickel

1. A quarter 2. A nickel Only one of them *isn't* a nickel! XD

The way to count up by 55s is to start at 55 and add 55 more. So the answer would be 110. Add 55 to that and it would be 165. Adding 55 to that would be 210, then 265, and so on.

It is kind of a trick question. One is a nickel, so it is not a 50 cent piece, the other is a 50 cent piece. They didn't say that neither coin is a 50 cent piece, only that one is not.

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