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variables and expression: the value in cents of 5 quarters

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beckypooh102 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 6, 2010 at 9:26 AM via web

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variables and expression: the value in cents of 5 quarters

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hala718 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted September 6, 2010 at 10:48 AM (Answer #1)

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 We will assume that "x"  cents equals 5 quarters.

We kow that :

1 quarter = 25 cents

5 quarters =  x  cents.

To calulate, cross multiply, such that:

1*x = 25*5

==> x = 125 cents.

 

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neela | High School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted September 6, 2010 at 11:31 AM (Answer #2)

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A variable is an unknown or an assumed value of any thing till it is known or it is solved..

A variable is any value varying.

A fixed value is a constant or a known value.

An expression is a mathematical operation or operations ( like addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division , powers, roots, factorials or any  defined compositions)  etc on numbers or variables.

Here between the number   cents and 5 quarters we can establish a relation:

Let  5 quarters be equal to x cents.

So x = 5quarters..........(1) is the relation or equation.

x is the variable. 5quarters is the known value.

x can be any thing for which the relation is true or not true.

We know 1 quarter  = 25 cents. So ,

x cents = 5*25cents , here 5*25 cents is an expression. So,

x cents = 5*25cents.

x cents = 125 cents.

x = 125. So x = 125 is the only value for which reation or equation at (1) is true or holds good. (For any other value of x the relation does not hold good. Or the relation is not true for values other than 125.)

 

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rnk | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted September 6, 2010 at 7:34 PM (Answer #3)

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value of 1 quarter = 1/4

value of 5 quarters = 1/4 * 5 = 5/4

Now we'll convert it to percentage,

to do this we multiply it with 100% So,

5/4 * 100% = 125%

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atyourservice | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted April 19, 2014 at 9:30 PM (Answer #4)

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 the value in cents of 5 quarters

5 x 25= 125

so 125 cents

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zumba96 | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted May 14, 2014 at 11:49 PM (Answer #5)

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The value in cents of 5 quarters would be;

Since 1 quarter is 25 cents

and 1 nickel is equal to 5 cents

To find the value of cents in 5 quarters you would multiply

5 cents times 25 cents so it would equal 125 cents

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fashionableb1 | Student, Grade 10 | Salutatorian

Posted May 30, 2014 at 3:46 AM (Answer #6)

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5 x 25= 125

125 cents

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