# How to Solve Coin Word Problems | Minute Math

1. Read the problem. Make sure all the words and ideas are understood.
2. Determine the types of coins involved.
3. Create a table to organize the information.
4. Label the columns “type,” “number,” “value,” and “total value.”
5. List the types of coins.
6. Write in the value of each type of coin.
7. Write in the total value of all the coins.This chart has two columns and four rows. The first row is a header and it labels the first column “Type” and the second column “Number times Value in dollars is equal to Total Value in dollars.” The second header column is subdivided into three columns for the “number,” “value,” and “total value.” The total value column has an additional row. The chart is empty.
8. Identify what you are looking for.
9. Name what you are looking for. Choose a variable to represent that quantity.
10. Use variable expressions to represent the number of each type of coin and write them in the table.
11. Multiply the number times the value to get the total value of each type of coin.
12. Translate into an equation.
It may be helpful to restate the problem in one sentence with all the important information. Then, translate the sentence into an equation.
13. Write the equation by adding the total values of all the types of coins.
14. Solve the equation using good algebra techniques.
15. Check the answer in the problem and make sure it makes sense.
16. Answer the question with a complete sentence.

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